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At the source of the river’s current

At the source of the river’s current

When we build a foundation and practice around consent, children will know how to recognize when their bodies are being disrespected. If they have experienced positive relationships where their boundaries are respected, they will be able to recognize when a relationship doesn’t feel safe.

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In Small Moments: Finding a shared language through play

In Small Moments: Finding a shared language through play

It’s difficult to define what play is, but for us, every moment of communication is a form of play, and an opportunity to discover meaning in our actions and expressions. Giving and receiving, an ordering of actions taken, a familiar structure from which we derive meaning, this is the base form through which we build play.

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15 years and 10,000 hours

15 years and 10,000 hours

June 30, 2021 marks the completion of 15 years of Upstream Arts working with and alongside people with disabilities of all ages to share creative experiences, to work towards understanding and inclusion, and to share space together. These experiences have mostly...

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You are your #1 advocate

You are your #1 advocate

Self-Advocacy is (an) art This summer, Upstream Arts is launching our NEW Self-Advocacy programming, revolutionizing Self-Advocacy through the arts. Join us in class and use creativity to expand your voice and choice and live your best life - everyday. After a year of...

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