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Our Programs

We serve youth and adults living with autism in Western New York. Funds donated to Rock Autism directly support creative workshops that give individuals living with autism access to industry-level software and technology to grow skills in music composition, film animation, sound engineering, photography and graphic design. Our goal is to spark the pursuit of higher education and ignite an entrepreneurial spirit within the Buffalo autism community.

ROCK AUTISM MULTIMEDIA VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS

In partnership with

  • The Children’s Guild Foundation and The Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation
  • GarageBand | iMovie | Acting | Improv | Screenwriting | Photo & Film Editing | Music Production
  • Social Media Content & Creating | Collaborative Writing | Film Set Internships | Concert Internships

FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT VILLA MARIA COLLEGE | BUFFALO, NY

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

All participants learn music and video software, song mixing, and sound editing, expose themselves to new technologies and experience an increase in workforce readiness. Participants also experience a surge in self-confidence, self-advocacy and a bigger connection to society!

MUSIC PRODUCTION & CONCERT INTERNSHIPS


We teach our students the fundamental principles of music production in the user-friendly software Garageband, an apple product. Ranging from all genres of music, we’ll walk through the following:

  • Software navigation
  • Initial blueprint for tracking music
  • Utilizing pre-recorded software loops & tracks
  • The complete rundown from start to finish of making a song
  • Mixing tracks
  • Apply music to the individual’s own personal projects 
  • Internships at Rock Autism Music Festival and Concerts

FILM PRODUCTION & ON SET INTERNSHIPS

We teach our students the fundamental principles of film production and give them the opportunity to work on an official film set. Using any kind of camera, we’ll walk through: 

  • Camera Work
  • Lighting
  • Editing in Premier Pro, Final Cut or iMovie
  • Acting
  • Improv Skills
  • Social Media Content
  • Screen writing & The 3 Act Structure
  • On Set Film Internships with SonMax Entertainment & The Buffalo Niagara Film Commission
  • Photography & Editing
 
 

In Collaboration With

     CONTACT: [email protected] for more info!
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