The KindTree-Autism Rocks Skills Training for an Independent living Experience program (STiLE), functions as an educational program for adults with autism and others with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Established in 2013 to meet a service gap for adults living with autism in our community, the mission has been to provide skill training to encourage community engagement, independence, productivity, creative expression, health, work readiness and independent living. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through advocacy, art, education, recreation and community participation.
View the upcoming trainings on the calendar feed on the home page. Read the trainings’ descriptions and register on the drop down menu above, under “STiLE”.
STiLE Skill Trainer Profile
William Davenport is a documentary filmmaker, musician, publisher, writer, teacher and autism activist. He is best known for his documentary films about autism, also for his work as the publisher of Unsound magazine. William recently moved to Eugene from California and was hired immediately to teach the Performance Art and Video Production training. William has Master Degrees in both Instructional Technologies and Special Education along with additional training in autism with Dr. Garcia and Professor Dr. Wolfberg, the creator of Integrated Playgroups. He has worked as a special education teacher and the Executive Director of Autism Social Connection, a non-profit based out of San Francisco. William’s film company, Talk Story Films, has produced eight feature documentary films including Too Sane for This World and Citizen Autistic. He is currently working on a collaborative project with Autism Women’s Network. You can view his work on Vimeo.