A month-long exhibition showcasing work by 40 autistic artists April 1–30, 2014 The Universities at Shady Grove, Priddy Library 9636 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
"A window into the way autistic adults perceive our world and gives all viewers the chance to understand, transcend, and work together to create a more humane and productive future."
“There are so few services for adults that are on the autism spectrum,” JaLynn Prince said. “There’s very few places for living and very few opportunities for employment. We’re trying to increase the nation’s awareness in that and work with decision makers in Washington.”
The exhibition, hosted by FOX 5’s Sue Palka, presented the paintings and sculptures of 40 artists in the Priddy Library. The gathering auctioned 85 art pieces with prices ranging from $50 to $800.
This marks the first time Gee Vero's Bare Face image has been used in the U.S. to engage public thought about autism. Opening night hosted by six-time Emmy winning meteorologist, Fox 5's Sue Palka, honored Montgomery County leaders and Madison House Autism Foundation supporters, Brad and Melanie Colton. 1930's inspired Chou Chou Scantlin, singer/producer and advocate performed and shared personal stories of her life on the spectrum.
MHAF was founded by JaLynn and Dr. Gregory Prince in 2008 to provide hope, guidance and effective solutions to help adults with autism and their families. The organization is named after the founders’ 24-year-old son Madison who is on the spectrum.