“Studio By The Tracks (SBTT), a non-profit organization, was formed in 1989 to provide free art classes to emotionally conflicted children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or mental illness. SBTT maintains a focused, energized atmosphere that provides our students a haven in which to create. We encourage a supportive and nonjudgmental climate necessary to nurture creative abilities, enhance self-esteem, and explore alternative ways of coping with emotional and physical conflict.
“The impact of Studio By The Tracks has been much greater than we ever imagined,” Director Ila Faye Miller states. “It’s much more than free art classes. It’s about providing a safe, positive experience for people who have been handicapped by negative circumstances and society’s assumptions about their ability to achieve.”