Autism, Arts and Animals

They go by the names of Cactus Cat, Pig Pig, and Charlie the Roller-Skating Cheetah.

These and many other imaginative and illustrative animals will be on exhibit during Autism, Art, and Animals in the lobby of the Expo Center from August 1 – 4.

All work was created by students ages 8 – 18 enrolled in Islands of Brilliance, a Milwaukee nonprofit working to enrich the lives of children and young adults living with autism.

About Islands of Brilliance

Islands of Brilliance provides art, design, and STEM-based workshops created specifically for students ages 8 – 18+ identified on the autism spectrum.

Neurodiverse learners are able to explore valuable process and technical skills, while growing confidence in critical social and peer-to-peer interactions.

Learn more about Islands of Brilliance at