The State of Arts Access for Persons with Diverse Sensory and Cognitive Abilities
Fri., July 13 at 11:00 am
About the Show
90 minutes, July 13, 2018
What is the current state, evidence, and future of arts access for persons with diverse sensory and cognitive abilities? In this program aimed at cultural administrators, Roger Ideishi, program director & associate professor of occupational therapy at Temple University in Philadelphia, will speak about a global wave of sensory friendly, relaxed experiences at cultural arts venues including museums, performing arts, zoos, and even comedy clubs. What is this phenomenon? What is the impact for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities as well as the general public? What are new sensory friendly initiatives? Ideishi will address his work with community organizations to build meaningful learning experiences for children and their families – such as the creation of outdoor play spaces, learning gardens, community mosaic murals, and movement/arts-based curricula. Beverages served; bring your own lunch.