I was diagnosed with autism. I enjoy the socialization opportunities I have been given by the program and hope to continue making friendships and acquaintanceship for years to come. Riverbend helps me in life and with my mental illness. I find art to be very relaxing. I use it as a coping skill when I get stressed or anxious. I think by putting my stressors down on paper I can evaluate them better. I think art adds a sense of happiness and hope for the world.