When you think about a nonprofit, you probably think of giving back to the community, helping others, donations, etc., but what about a television show structured to train adults who have autism and developmental disabilities and have an interest in video production? Probably not…..While JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA) is dedicated to all the above, it’s all part of the nonprofit’s mission, to advance education, training and career pathway opportunities in visual, performing and digital arts. The story behind where it all started might surprise you, and to fully understand what JDS Creative Academy is all about, we need to rewind a bit.
Meet Scott and Diane Strand. They’re a couple with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, video production and media marketing,