Self-Advocacy Classes

Upstream Arts is proud to offer Minnesota’s first arts-based Self-Advocacy classes for adults with disabilities! Piloted online during the pandemic to meet the unprecedented demand from our community, our Self-Advocacy classes offer a fun, creative, and interactive space for participants to strengthen their self-advocacy skills with their peers by using a range of the arts to explore topics related to informed choice and person-centered planning.

Our classes support individuals in:

  • Strengthening their self-advocacy skills through self-expression and the arts
  • Taking charge of the support they receive 
  • Communicating their boundaries and preferences
  • Making and fostering meaningful, healthy relationships

Classes are open to all adults with disabilities 18+, including members of our community who are non-verbal or non-traditional communicators.

Register today!

Fall 2021 classes begin October 4th and run through January 2022, with hybrid, online, and in-person class options! Learn more and register today!

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Email Executive Director Julie Guidry at [email protected]

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