Stages Theatre Company's 1st Annual ARTS 4 AUTISM Event
Did you know there are over 16,000 individuals in Minnesota that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including 1 in 68 children.
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A FUN, PARTICIPATORY DAY OF ARTS!
- Hands on theatre art workshop with Stages Theatre Company (Free)
- Adaptive dance classes with River Valley Dance Academy (Free)
- Hands on music classes with Minnesota Sinfonia (Free)
- Hands on art classes with Articulture (Free)
- PLUS: A FREE COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR THROUGH OUT THE DAY! *See a list of attending vendors below.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS INCLUDE:
- 10:00 am – Attend a Sensory-Friendly performance of Stone Soup. (COST: $5)
- 1:00 pm – Keynote Speakers present: “MAKING ARTS PART OF THE PUZZLE” (COST: $5)
- Maci Spica, MN Dept. of Ed. Autism Specialist
- Ellie Wilson, Institiue of Community Integration
BOX LUNCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $2 (must be ordered by 5/4/17).
Call the box office at 952-979-1111, option 4 to reserve your spot today!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIOS
ELLIE WILSON is an Education Specialist and Project Coordinator for the UMN Institute on Community Integration. Before her time at ICI, Ellie was the Director of Education at the Autism Society of Minnesota, where she oversaw the development and delivery of interdisciplinary professional training as well as all community programming for children and adults on the spectrum. Ellie has pursued UMN Masters coursework in Public Health Administration and Policy, and became a fellow of two major programs: Fellowship for Leadership and Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (LEND), and Education and Policy Fellowship for the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL). She has also worked with hundreds of individuals and families affected by autism in home, school, clinical and community recreation settings.
MACI SPICA, BCBA is the state Autism Spectrum Disorder and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education and an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and is licensed in special education with an endorsement in autism. Prior to working for the Department, she worked as a behavior/autism consultant in Alaska, Texas, and Minnesota and has volunteered internationally to develop programs for children with neurological diversity. Spica is committed to continuing work that supports best outcomes for students, families, and educators in MN.
Questions about the event or becoming a sponsor or vendor, click HERE!
2017 ATTENDING VENDORS
Ordway Center for the Arts
Minnesota Historical Society
River Valley Dance
Acadamy of Whole Learning
Lions Gate Academy
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund and a grant from Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.