Tom’s Drawing Board Recognized as First Autism Friendly Communities Partner in the Central Wisconsin Area
The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin and the Central Wisconsin Affiliate is excited to recognize Tom’s Drawing Board as the first Autism Friendly Communities partner in the Central Wisconsin area. The new Autism Friendly Communities Initiative, launched earlier this year, aims to increase the quality of life for those affected by autism by improving community understanding of autism and improving access to inclusive experiences, programs, and events.
“It means so much to the families we serve to know there are places like Tom’s Drawing Board, where people with autism are understood, welcomed, and included,” says Anna Kania, president of the Autism Society of Central Wisconsin, “we look forward to our partnership with Tom to continue improving access to sensory friendly programming.”
Tom’s Drawing Board, located in Rhinelander WI, is an art studio that offers unique art classes, art lessons, and other design services. The Autism Society of Central Wisconsin and Tom’s Drawing Board began their partnership by hosting a sensory friendly Santa event last December. Tom has also received training from the Autism Society about the basics of autism and how he can modify his programs to make them more accessible to people with autism and other disabilities.
“It’s important to me that everyone in the community has access to our programs and services,” says Thomas Barnett, owner of Tom’s Drawing Board, “I am honored that Tom’s Drawing Board is recognized as the first Autism Friendly partner in this part of the state and would love to talk with anyone else interested in becoming Autism Friendly.”
The Autism Society of Central Wisconsin and Tom’s Drawing Board invites community members to a special event in recognition of this partnership. The open house event will take place on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm at Tom’s Drawing Board- 52 N Brown St, Rhinelander, WI 54501. Refreshments provided.
About Tom’s Drawing Board
Tom’s Drawing Board is a working studio with a retail shop and classroom located in beautiful Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Tom’s drawing Board has clients worldwide and Tom has been a professional illustrator and graphic designer with over 15 years of professional experience. Services provided everything from logo design, original branding, unique art classes, private art lessons for adults and youth, and more.