ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

ArtLifting
www.artlifting.com
Sells the artwork of artists living with homelessness or disabilities and
features artwork on its website. Each artist earns 55% from the sale
of their work, and one percent from each sale goes towards
strengthening art services for community partners that support ArtLifting
artists, including art programming at social service agencies, shelters,
and disability centers. ArtLifting uses the remaining 44% to further
its mission.
A.R.T.S. Anonymous (Artists Recovering through the Twelve Steps)
www.artsanonymous.org
A national organization with the goal of “helping artists achieve an

active, abundant, full and robust life focused on our creativity. A
community of artists who are taking daily actions to achieve their
goals. When newcomers see others in recovery, they take comfort in
discovering they are not alone.” Some of the issues the organization
focuses on includes Avoidance and Creative Blocks;.Perfectionism;
Feeling Not Good Enough; Fear of Criticism, Rejection, and Failure;
Fear of Success; Bi-Polar Disorders; Empty Nest Syndrome.
What do I do now that I am retired? – and much more.

Coalition for Disabled Musicians, Inc.
www.disabled-musicians.org
A volunteer, self-help organization for individuals with disabilities that
provides assistance in the pursuit of musical aspirations. 

Creativity Explored
www.creativityexplored.org
A nonprofit arts center where artists with developmental challenges
create, exhibit and sell artwork.
 

National Arts and Disability Center
nadc.ucla.edu
Promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into
all facets of the arts community. Provides information to artists with
disabilities, arts organizations, arts administrators, disability organizations,
performing arts organizations, art centers, universities, and arts educators.
Awards grants to artists.
 

National Endowment for the Arts
www.arts.gov/accessibility/accessibility-resources
An advocate-technical assistance arm of the National Endowment for the
Arts for people with disabilities, and older adults, veterans, and people
living in institutions.
 

National Institute of Art & Disabilities
www.niadart.org
Provides studios to artists with developmental disabilities. Sponsors a gallery.

Very Special Arts 
http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/introcontents.pdf
Provides a platform for beginning visual and performing artists
with challenges to share their talent in comparison with peers across
the country and the globe. Programs include pre-professional development
opportunities, including lectures, seminars, and creative training provides
skill-building and practical insight to prepare young artists to advance in
their chosen field. Affiliate organizations throughout the United States and abroad
.

PUBLICATIONS ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Dyslexic Advantage:
Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Authors: Dr. Brock L. Eide and Dr. Fernette F. Eide M.D. Plume
The authors discuss how people who have difficulty in reading not only perceive
the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, and see
insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in
stories, and display amazing creativity.
Publisher: Plume
Publication date: Revised 2012
buy
The Gift of Dyslexia:
Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read…and How They Can Learn
Authors:Ronald D. Davis and Eldon M. Braun
Outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally
high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and overcome other associated difficulties.
Publisher: Perigee Books
Publication date: Revised 2010
buy

Putting Creativity to Work:
Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities

Editor: Paul Scribner.
Provides visual and performing artists and writers who have disabilities with
information to pursue careers that are creative and challenging. Describes
more than 110 arts-related careers and includes the biographies of 25 artists
with disabilities and the personal strategies used to succeed in pursing their dreams.

Publisher: Social Security Administration, Office of Employment Support
Programs

Publication date: 2000
http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/introcontents.pdf
Websites

“The Artist and Dyslexia: And Why Dyxlexia in an Artist Can be a Good Thing,” About.com.
http://painting.about.com/od/rightleftbrain/a/ArtistDyslexia.htm
Penned by Marion-Boddy-Evans

Achievers wih the Gift of Dyslexia
www.dyslexia.com
A list that includes visual artists, musicians, inventors, actors and entertainers,
and more.

PsychCentral
https://psychcentral.com/about/blogs
Links to various blogs about ADHD

“ADHD, Creativity, & The Commercial Art Industry,” Under Consideration, Speak Up.
https://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/002255.html
Penned by By Justin Genovese, Winter 2005.