Challenge Your Views and Bring New Ideas Home

Challenge Your Views and Bring New Ideas Home

The Aspen Annual Fall Conference held on October 29, 2017, features several guest speakers and exhibitors including our very own Asher Rottenstraich. The event provides us with a strong platform to demonstrate how art can have a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of children, teens, and adults living with ASD. Read more…

Meet Asher

Shake hands with our instructor and get to know what he’s all about. Asher is proud to present at the Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network this coming Sunday, October 29, 2017. He brings energy, enthusiasm, and relatability to his demonstrations and instructional lessons, both in person and online through the video art lessons on our network.

Asher earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Fine Arts at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Prior to turning his hobby of art into a full-fledged business, Asher worked as a volunteer assistant at local centers to mentor students with ASD.

He’s familiar with the many challenges faced by individuals with ASD as he too was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome as a child. Some of the main stumbling blocks faced by individuals with autism are difficulty communicating and recognizing verbal cues. Art provides an outlet to express feelings. It also helps us to develop a better understanding of the world.

Art for Autistic Individuals

Asher is excited to talk about private and online art lessons available locally for children and adults with ASD.

Stop by our booth to discover inspiring stories that truly move you. We’ll show you how we use simplified teaching techniques to help our students master the world of art. An emphasis is placed on drawing expressive artwork to communicate feelings of love, anger, frustration, or emptiness, for example.

Conference Objectives

Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to view the latest series of art collections created by ASDC! Participants will be able to glimpse:

The Emotion Series

ASDC connects the dots and teaches how expressive artwork unleashes pent-up feelings and frees our minds from worry and despair. This is particularly true when words don’t come quite so easily.

The Futurism in Art Series

ASDC transports you to a new time and place in the future where new and exciting adventures await. Browse the exhibit for celebrations of futuristic style buildings that were created using watercolor.

The Futurism in Art Sci-Fi Series

Does everyone say you have a very vivid imagination? We do too! In this series, we fully immersed ourselves into our wildest fantasies: which happens to be joining the Sci-Fi movement.

Intended Audience

Whether you’re a parent or teacher, therapist or adult with ASD, we welcome all individuals who have been affected by ASD. Join the conversation and listen to local leaders as we reveal clues that help individuals with autism thrive.


Mark your calendar now for October 29, 2017. The Aspen Annual Fall Conference starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m.


The conference will be held at the APA Hotel Woodbridge at 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin, NJ 08830

How to Attend

Registrations for The Aspen Annual Fall Conference are still open. Register online to secure a seat or two.

Conference Photos

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