Upstream Arts integrates individuals with cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities into arts programming designed to develop social and communication skills vital to success in school, work and life. In our programs, local professional artists—including actors, musicians, poets, visual artists and dancers—lead arts activities that nurture self-expression, conversation, and group participation.
Our programs explore the fundamentals of self-expression and communication through theater, poetry, dance, visual arts, and music. We also offer professional development opportunities and special trainings in a wide range of settings. To learn more about our program offerings, click here.
We provide programming and professional development for:
Pre-K-12 Special Education Classrooms, Transition Programs, Social Skills Groups
Adult Day Programs, Self-Advocacy Groups, Social Skills Groups, Service Providers, Parks and Recreation Adaptive Programs, Businesses
Through open enrollment programs and free events
Click here for a list of our upcoming programs for the general public.
Curious about bringing Upstream Arts to your school or organization, but having trouble imagining what we would actually do? Contact us to set up a 1-hour “freebie”! This session – absolutely free of charge – can offer you a better understanding of how we work to support individuals with a range of cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities.