General Information

About Us

Exceptional Minds is an academy and studio preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming and other related fields in the entertainment industry. We provide students with technical and work readiness training customized to help its students achieve their full artistic and professional potential.

Exceptional Minds is comprised of a vocational academy, post graduate program, and professional post-production studios.

Our Vision

To build a future where the neurodiverse perspectives of artists on the autism spectrum are vital to the advancement of our shared goal for a more empowered and inclusive society.

Our Mission

Cultivate the skills of artists on the autism spectrum through customized training and hands-on experience to launch careers in digital arts and animation.

The Academy

The academy provides technical and work readiness training customized to help students achieve their artistic and professional potential with small group instruction in a full-time three-year program, private lessons, and part-time summer workshops.


Post-Graduation Programs

Our post-graduate programs provide additional customized training. Graduates choose a track and are evaluated and supported to help better prepare them for careers in their specific area of interest.


The Studio

The Exceptional Minds professional studio animation and post-production services for partners and employs graduates of the academy. We provide work for top-tier companies like Disney, Sony, Netflix, NBCU, Sesame Workshop and more.