Fine Art Miracles, Inc. (FAM), a nonprofit 501c3 organization, has a mission to bring the cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of Creative Arts Therapies: art therapy, dance & music therapy, music therapy and social robot enhanced learning to children and adults, with a special emphasis on serving those with intellectual, developmental, social, economic and other challenges. FAM works with all levels of capability, providing opportunities for growth through creative expression and various therapies; sometimes including robotic technology.
Founded in 2007 in Western NY, FAM headquarters moved to Pittsburgh PA, on January 1, 2013. Shortly after, FAM completed a pilot program for CMU, using a Romibo robot to teach art therapy to children on the autism spectrum. Based on that successful pilot, FAM went on to help more challenged and typical children, with social robot enhancements added to a variety of lessons. Today we offer PEERbot Learning to schools, organizations, and individuals, helping children learn better all over Western PA.