Greenwich resident decorates first Inpatient Autism Unit in CT

On Nov. 4, Greenwich resident, Eytan Nisinzweig was invited along with Governor Malloy, to the ribbon cutting for the opening of the first Inpatient Autism Unit in the State of Connecticut. Eytan, a young man with Autism was there because he is the artist whose work was chosen to decorate the new space, housed in the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain.

Sample T-shirt with the school Design.

Sample T-shirt with the school Design.

Eytan has been leading sing-alongs for the last seven years in Greenwich so many children know him. He is also a graduate of Greenwich High School (2005) and one of his drawings has become very well known among Greenwich Public School students. Eytan drew the image of the school with children standing around it that is on the School Norms Poster that you can see in every classroom in every school.

Eytan and his mom Susan Nisinzweig have been visiting every Elementary School Principal over the last few weeks to gift them a poster set that includes six other drawings Eytan has made including some of the designs seen on the walls at the Hospital for Special Care. Each poster has a message about respecting difference and about making a difference. Susan, a trained Social Worker, created a question and exercise sheet that is inside the Give and Get R.E.A. L.™ poster sets through EytanArt™. This helps teach the lessons of respect, esteem, acceptance and love – attributes that create the kind of healthy, respectful environment we all want children to learn and grow in. The posters are meant to support whatever anti-bullying programs the schools are already using.

Because the School Design has become so familiar to the students and it represents the message of a caring, safe school community, EytanArt™ has offered to do a fundraiser with each school using this School Design with their own school’s name on T-shirts and/or tote bags, to help them raise funds to support more programing for anti-bullying and social-emotional health within the schools. The response has been enthusiastic and the details for the fundraisers are being worked out. Susan and Eytan look forward to helping with this project. Other schools or organizations who are interested in raising awareness and funds to support their anti-bullying and pro self -esteem programs can contact us to set up fundraisers as well [email protected] You can learn more about Eytan and about the Give and Get R.E.A.L.™ poster sets at www.EytanArt.com.

Eytan Nisinzweig with Governor Malloy at the Hospital for Special Care in front of Eytan’s World design.

Eytan Nisinzweig with Governor Malloy at the Hospital for Special Care in front of Eytan’s World design.

Eytan Nisinzweig and his mom Susan Nisinzweig at the Hospital for Special Care in front of the Eytan’s “Different is beautiful” poster.

Eytan Nisinzweig and his mom Susan Nisinzweig at the Hospital for Special Care in front of the Eytan’s “Different is beautiful” poster.

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Eytan next to the GPS School Norm’s poster with his School Design on it.

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