Oct 20

Reach them to Teach Them: Autism and the Arts

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm (8:30am registration)

Bank Street College of Education North

132 Claremont Ave @123rd Street

Subway: 1 to 125th Street

Admission is FREE. Register by clicking HERE

How do you use the arts to engage a child on the autism spectrum? How do you influence and expand a child’s lifelong learning in the classroom and at home? How do you enrich your own teaching and learning practice? Explore these questions and learn hands-on arts activities that you can immediately integrate into a child’s life — with no previous arts training required!

Join teachers, administrators, parents, therapists, and teaching artists for Reach Them to Teach Them: Autism and the Arts, a one-day forum exploring the multiple benefits of curriculum-integrated arts instruction for students on the autism spectrum. Discover the many ways in which basic music, movement, theater and the visual arts can be used to enhance student learning in school and at home.

Forum participants will divide their day between hands-on arts activities and discussion, all of which will be focused on effective practice in multi-disciplinary, integrated arts instruction for children on the autism spectrum. Regardless of previous experience level with the arts, participants will leave the forum with knowledge of arts activities they can confidently implement at home or in the classroom.

Reach Them to Teach Them: Autism and the Arts is a joint presentation of New York City’s Special Education District, District 75, and leading arts education organization, Manhattan New Music Project. Since 2002, Manhattan New Music Project and District 75 have collaborated in developing and implementing arts-based educational programs for students with autism. Their methodologies have been researched extensively by third-party evaluators, and been proven effective in increasing students’ communication and socialization skills, classroom behavior, and academic learning.

For any questions please email education@mnmp.org or call (212)-977-1070.