The Art of Access and Engagement offers a framework for building connections with, and authentically engaging those you work with that moves beyond traditional attitudes and ideas about accessibility. Using activities from Upstream Arts’ unique multidisciplinary arts curriculum, we present a guide for preparing your environment, culture, and curriculum to be the most accessible for the most diverse community. Our approach is non-judgmental, interactive, and fun! The session is designed for educators in k-12 settings, disability support staff, program directors, teaching artists, family members, and caregivers.
-Engage your innate creativity to diversify the ways in which people with disabilities of all ages are included and welcomed into your work.
-Discover new engagement strategies, curriculum/programming ideas, and practices to cultivate inclusion
-Learn tools and best practices for universally designing educational programming, arts events, and community spaces to be more accessible and welcoming for individuals of all ages and abilities.