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Exceptional Minds Vocational School Receives Autism Speaks Grant for Job Development Program Preparing Young Adults on the Spectrum for Careers in Computer Animation   By PRWEB

Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2013

Exceptional Minds, a new computer animation vocational school for young adults with autism, has been awarded a 2012 Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant as one solution to the rising number of young adults on the spectrum entering adulthood with little or no job prospects.

Exceptional Minds is a vocational school specifically for young adults on the spectrum with a proven, three-year program that is now preparing these young men and women for lifelong careers in the fields of animation, computer graphics and post-production. It was established in 2011 by visionaries in the film and visual effects industry to create a bridge between high school and the working world for individuals with ASD and quickly gained notoriety as a model for whats next in autism as the first school of its kind to earn industry-recognized accreditation for its students and to provide them with working experience in the industry, including title work for major motion picture Lawless.

Now entering its second year, 95% of Exceptional Minds students have met or exceeded proficiency requirements for Adobe certification in animated graphics, and several more students have gone on to meet or exceed proficiency requirements for Adobe certification in web design and graphics.

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