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The Art of Voice and Choice

The Art of Voice and Choice uses interactive arts activities to provide an experiential venue for individuals with disabilities and their support staff to learn and practice Person Centered Thinking. Individuals with disabilities strengthen self-advocacy skills while gaining a new perspective on how to use their voice and choice to create a more self-determined life for themselves. Staff learn and practice how to reinforce and activate the personal voice and choice of the individuals they support.

To learn more about bringing Upstream Arts to your setting, please select one of the following:

School Programs (pre-K-12 classrooms and Transition Programs)
Adult Programs (Adult Day Programs or disability service providers serving individuals from age 21-75+)
Community Programs (arts organizations, community organizations, friendship clubs, Parks and Recreation)
Training Programs (any kind of professional development setting)

“The work of Upstream Arts is not just about the disability community. It’s about all of us. Healthy, strong communities are inclusive communities. ”  

-Matt Guidry,  Artistic Director, Upstream Arts

Curious about bringing Upstream Arts to your school or organization, but having trouble imagining what we would do? Contact us to set up a 1-hour “freebie”! This session – absolutely free of charge – can offer a better understanding of how we work to support individuals with a range of cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities.

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