Departing Apprentice Nicolas Castro One Step Closer to His Dream: Teaching Art to Students with Autism

Just days ago, Nicolas Castro, or Nico as he’s known, said “goodbye” (for now) to ArtsConnection as his Supported Transitions apprenticeship through The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium came to an end.

Said Nico: “Working at ArtsConnection helped me to see my goal of teaching art to students on the autism spectrum and has made me a better artist. I also loved working here because I made so many friends, met a lot of people and did so many activities.”

Nico is an art student at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where he studies visual art on his journey to become an art teacher for students on the autism spectrum. Some of his more recent accomplishments include becoming the first student to have sold an art piece at BMCC.

During his apprenticeship, Nico became an indispensable member of the ArtsConnection family.

Supporting Transitions is a project of The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium (MAC) that seeks to increase opportunities at cultural organizations for adults on the autism spectrum. Click here to learn more about the program.