Join us at Educator Arts Day at the Phoenix Art Museum on Saturday, August 25, 2018. This event is free for educators and we will be teaching two workshops.
In these workshops, educators and administrators will learn improvisational exercises that can be used with students, either with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder. These exercises focus on engagement and social interaction, while also promoting a risk-free learning environment. Our goal is to send educators back to their own classrooms with tools that will allow them to communicate more effectively with Autistic students, both verbally and non-verbally, as well as promote communication among student peers.
More details on the event can be found here.
If workshops of this nature are of interest and you are unable to attend the Art Museum's event, please contact us to discuss a private workshop or join our mailing list to be informed of upcoming events.
Offered to youth and young adults on the Autism spectrum, students are encouraged to attend with a caregiver or parent. Many of our workshops involve the whole family! Workshops explore improvisational games for both verbal and non-verbal participants.
The Conducted Stories Story
Amy Carpenter and Stacey Hanlon are Phoenix-based improvisers with a desire to use improv for good. Together, they created a program in improvisation specifically geared towards those on the Autism spectrum. As with traditional improvisation study, the focus is on saying "Yes, and" to a shared reality, supporting each others' ideas and fostering creativity. In addition, this program works to improve response to social-emotional cues and bring focus to everyday interaction. Most of all, Conducted Stories aims to bring a sense of joy and resilience to all who participate.
Through the generosity of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Conducted Stories was able to host a series of public workshops in 2017. Through these workshops, Conducted Stories was able to cultivate curriculum based on participant and parent feedback.
Workshops are offered periodically throughout the year and information on upcoming events may be found here.
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