MADERA – On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Madera High School “Autism Social Skills Class” will present one of their projects to the Madera County Board of Supervisors.
The project is a large-scale mosaic of the Madera County Seal. The Board will host a public presentation during their regular meeting to promote the students and to thank them for the present. The mosaic will be displayed permanently in the main lobby of the Madera County Government Center.
“The Social Skills Class at Madera High School is comprised of a group of Autistic students who are able to create beautiful art work through collaborating, communicating and problem solving, all while developing their social skills as well,” said Madera High School teacher Lalo Sanchez.
Last year the students presented a mosaic to PG&E at their Fresno Distribution Control Center. It was then that a similar mosaic project was offered to Madera County. The students worked on the project over the summer using materials donated from both public and private supporters.
“We are truly honored to receive this gift of permanent artwork from such an extraordinary and talented group of kids right here in our community.” County CAO Eric Fleming said. “It was an honor to be approached by Mr. Sanchez’s class for this mosaic. I wanted to thank County Administration for their involvement in supporting, planning, and fundraising the project,” Supervisor Rick Farinelli said. “These students are really special, and this class is really making a difference in their academic and personal development. I’m really pleased that the County could help in such a unique way.”
The unveiling and presentation of the mosaic will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the Madera County Government Center, Lobby, 200 West Fourth Street in Madera.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.