Warner Bros presented Exceptional Minds with a check yesterday that will help fund growing demand for the nonprofit's career training and job placement programs for young people with autism. The donation is just one more way that Warner Bros is partnering with Exceptional Minds to "Change Lives One Frame at a Time!"
Nonprofit school and studio for artists on the autism spectrum makes bold moves to partner with corporations on cause marketing, social impact and inclusion initiatives.
It's a blockbuster summer of internships for Exceptional Minds students and artists on the autism spectrum who are spending their summer at Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and elsewhere.
Thanks to the foundation's support, 11 young adults with autism completed their formal training Monday and began their professional careers as animators and visual effects artists.
Amgen employees join Patricia Heaton at an afternoon fundraiser for young adults on the autism spectrum who are pursuing careers in animation and visual effects for the entertainment industry.
While autism is changing family dynamics across the nation at an alarming rate, it is also impacting the workplace - often for the better as one Exceptional Minds graduate proves.
"If I told you that Exceptional Minds has a program where 80 percent of graduates with moderate to high functioning autism are working, would you help us scale the program to the next level?"
With those words, Ernie Merlán won the Judges Innovation Award at last night's 2017 Social Innovation Fast Pitch held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
VR event played to a full house of studio employees at Warner Bros. with special appearance by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and two young adults on the autism spectrum from Exceptional Minds.