Islands of Brilliance is an organization that matches children and young adults on the autism spectrum with design professionals who mentor them. Hailey Sault recently hosted a week of creative workshops for these students and their mentors, which included members of our staff as well as other talented designers from the region. According to one of the volunteers, Annie Schweiger, “It’s rewarding to see the kids’ growth in just a week—in their confidence and their skills—as they quickly learn and then use the design programs. Personally, I learned how to be a better communicator and to be patient throughout the process.”

The Workshop