DAFA in the NEWS!

    STARING JANUARY 17, 2022     We are currently enrolling for our 2022 Training Sessions, starting in January. We do accept the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) formerly the Gardiner Scholarship. The courses begin January 17th in our studio or Virtual (Online). Mon/ Wed or Tues/ Thurs - 10 am to 2 pm. Click Article Below   FEATURED IN DECEMBER'S ORLANDO CITYSTYLE MAGAZINE       EASY MONTHLY/QUARTERLY PAYMENTS - CREDIT CARDS   ONLINE VIRTUAL / STUDIO COURSES   A $875 payment due upon enrollment, then eleven equal payments of $875 paid monthly with credit card on file. Total quarterly [...]

DAFA in the NEWS!2021-12-09T19:41:50+00:00

“DAFA Student Success” Story

    Student Success Story "AJ" Beasley   "My job as an instructor is to stimulate the student's creative thinking to mature their art skills. Students art skill improve over hours of repetition; there is no fast track to mastering animation."   Woody Woodman Veteran Disney Animation Artist     ENROLL NOW - STARTS SEPTEMBER 20 !   Article by Lisa Crites for Florida Today Board Member Digital Arts for Autism   "Former Disney Animators create opportunities for Autistic Students"   Woody Woodman, an artist who helped create several Disney animated legends such as “Mulan” is teaching students on the “autism [...]

“DAFA Student Success” Story2021-08-27T18:10:17+00:00


2021 - 2022 DAFA TRAINING PROGRAM THE GARDINER SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW                 THE FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP What can a Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) do for my child ?  The Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account. Click here to view the FES Scholarship for Unique Abilities 2021-22 award amounts.                                                                               Please check our list of frequently asked questions here                                                                                                           Does My [...]

NEW 2021 -2022 DAFA COURSES START SEPT EMBER 20th2021-08-09T15:47:23+00:00

Ex-Disney animators create art opportunities for autistic students

Ex-Disney animators create art opportunities for autistic students Lisa F. Crites Special to FLORIDA TODAY     An artist who helped create several Disney animated legends such as "Mulan" is teaching students on the "autism spectrum" to unleash their creativity through animation.  In addition to "Mulan," veteran Disney feature animation artist Woody Woodman also worked on films like "Tarzan" and "Lilo & Stitch," and is one of the many instructors at Digital Arts for Autism, or DAFA, the program operated by Orlando's Elite Animation Academy, where 19-year-old Adaryl "AJ" Beasley is currently enrolled. A.J. was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.  Art is a [...]

Ex-Disney animators create art opportunities for autistic students2021-04-29T21:37:15+00:00


  BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021   STEP UP FOR STUDENTS APPROVED SERVICES   FOUR COURSE TWELVE MONTH PROGRAM   MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS       How can I pay for your tutoring services using the Step Up for Students -Gardiner Scholarship ? Visit STEP UP FOR STUDENTS   We are approved for private tutoring services. If you have a Step Up for Students - Gardiner Scholarship Award , you can submit for reimbursement for our digital arts educational services. Our provider ID is 20759. We do not accept reimbursements directly from the State, you pay us and they reimburse you, normally [...]



‌ "DIGITAL ARTS FOR AUTISM" NAMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gladys West - President Lisa Crites - Secretary Vicky Westra - Treasuer PROUD TO SERVE AS A NON PROFIT 501(c) 3 Organization ! Gladys West President Gladys West is a Bilingual Executive and Leader with over 20 years of experience in corporate environments, including the Entertainment Industry. She has worked with top Fortune 100 Companies (AOL, The Coca Cola Company, The Walt Disney Company, Tupperware, etc.) where she successfully implemented and managed programs in the areas of office management and human resources. Gladys fell in love with Animation while working at Feature Animation at [...]


Business Spotlight

A groundbreaking training program from Digital Arts for Autism offers a clear path forward for arts-minded young adults with autism spectrum disorder. By Bill Donahue DOWNLOAD PDF

Business Spotlight2019-12-31T19:43:10+00:00

Scholarships – Digital Arts for Autism

The Gardiner Scholarship Your child may qualify for the "Gardiner Scholarship" to help pay for our Digital Arts Media Training Program.  The Gardiner Scholarship is designed to provide the option for a parent to better meet the individual educational needs of his or her eligible child. The Gardiner Scholarship provides eligible students a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products. The amount of a child's Gardiner Scholarship  is dependent on a number of different factors, including grade level, county of residence, and a student's individual level of need. The average  is approximately $10,500 per school year. The cost of our one year training program is [...]

Scholarships – Digital Arts for Autism2019-12-07T14:47:26+00:00

Introducing “Digital Arts for Autism” by Elite Animation Academy

Do you know an Adult with Autism ?  Introducing... "Digital Arts for Autism"  A new comprehensive training program for High Functioning Adult (18+) Autistic Students. Students will train to learn employable skills and learn how to become a Graphic Designer. A Certificate  of Completion are awarded after student completes this four course training program. We are a private, vocational, school dedicated to  instructing  the Arts to Children and Adults. Visit our Website !   Facts About Adult Autism Currently 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism "In the next 10 years, there will be 500,000 Adults on the Autism Spectrum [...]

Introducing “Digital Arts for Autism” by Elite Animation Academy2019-12-07T14:46:13+00:00
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