Exceptional Minds

Exceptional Minds (EM) is a three-year vocational program for young adults on the autism spectrum who want to earn a living in the fields of computer animation, visual effects, and digital design. The program curriculum includes:

  • technical training
  • work readiness instruction
  • practical experience
  • job preparation and placement

Students earn Adobe certification, create individual portfolios and websites, and work on professional projects.

Housing: No housing is offered through this program.

Duration: Three years for the full-time program (September-June). Students earn a certificate of completion as well as Adobe Certification in at least three software programs. Exceptional Minds also offers Summer Workshops and Private Tutoring.



Admission procedure:

  • Call and schedule a tour of the school
  • Submit application form with IEP, IPP, and other background reports
  • Schedule a one-hour assessment (this is a sample lesson, not a written test!)
  • Applicants will be notified in a timely manner

Please inquire with program staff for detailed information regarding associated costs and fees (i.e. Tuition, Application, Books, and Miscellaneous).

Tuition Fees: Yes


Call for information.

Program Transition

Transition services for Students exiting the program:

On-staff job developer works with students to secure appropriate job placement. EM also has an in-house studio where students can work on contract projects.

Contact person: 
Yudi or Nancy

(818) 387-8811

Exceptional Minds
13400 Riverside Drive, Suite 211
Sherman Oaks , CA 91423 ,