Fashion Honors Autism (FHA) workshops are empowering for youth on the autism spectrum. Our unique mentorship-based program, focuses on teaching modeling techniques, including runway walks, model posing, model face expressions and public speaking. The journey of the workshops ends in a dazzling black-tie fashion show where these remarkable youth and their mentors showcase their newfound skills, celebrating accomplishments surrounded by cheers and support from family and friends.

Building Confidence:

FHA understands the importance of confidence in the lives of youth with autism. The program provides a safe and supportive environment where participants learn to embrace their unique qualities. Through mentorship, they discover their strengths, allowing confidence to blossom.

Self-Awareness:

Navigating the runway not only teaches modeling skills but also fosters self-awareness. Participants gain a deeper understanding of themselves, recognizing their abilities and unique qualities. FHA empowers them to express themselves authentically, creating a positive sense of identity.

Communication Skills:

FHA goes beyond the glitz and glamour of the runway, emphasizing the development of crucial interpersonal skills. The program guides participants in honing their communication abilities, enabling them to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively. This skill extends beyond the runway, impacting various aspects of their lives.

Friendship Building:

One of the remarkable features of the FHA workshops is the emphasis on making friends. Through peer-mentorship training, participants form connections with their fashion model mentors. These relationships extend beyond the runway, creating a supportive network of friends who understand and appreciate one another.

The Journey to the Runway:

The fashion workshop program is a transformative experience. Participants, guided by their mentors, learn modeling techniques, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. As the program progresses, so does their confidence, self-awareness, and ability to connect with others.

The Grand Finale: A Black-Tie Charity Fashion Show:

The pinnacle of the FHA journey is the grand black-tie charity fashion show. Participants and mentors join forces to walk the runway, showcasing their skills and celebrating their hard work. The applause and support from family and friends serve as a powerful affirmation, boosting the participants’ confidence and pride in their accomplishments.

Fashion Honors Autism Program is not just about runway walks; it’s a transformative journey that empowers youth on the autism spectrum. By combining mentorship, modeling techniques, and a grand celebration of achievements, FHA nurtures confidence, self-awareness, communication skills, and lasting friendships. This unique approach showcases the potential within each participant, proving that the runway is not just a catwalk but a path to personal growth and empowerment for every youth involved.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Fashion Honors Autisms relies on a small army of volunteers, partners, donors, and sponsors to achieve our mission. Our Mentors & Mentees are the heart of our program. Please check out the many ways you can get involved!

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