We loved researching and sharing adaptive sports and recreation activities across the Twin Cities, and we also want to share some interesting organizations bringing creative arts to wider communities!
CLIMB Theater – Peg Wetli used her background in journalism, theater, and teaching to create interactive plays that educate people with disabilities in a variety of life skills. Her unique method of “theater in reverse” has been inspiring audiences since 1975, and has won numerous awards from the MN Department of Health, the YMCA, and others.
Cow Tipping Press – “True inclusion takes changing mindsets”, and Cow Tipping Press is putting that into practice daily. Their inclusive writing classes allow those with developmental disabilities to share their own voices and stories. These invaluable opportunities for creative expression have propelled authors into podcasts, scholarships, and even national publications!
Upstream Arts Upstream offers a variety of classes for schools, along with self-advocacy and professional development programs and performances. Their values include knowing that “access is an attitude” and honoring and recognizing everyone’s ability and success.
Young Dance – This St. Paul studio offers a variety of classes for all ages and abilities. They offer modern, hip-hop, and body-positive ballet classes for students with and without disabilities. Dancing is a great way to channel emotions and energy, and Young Dance classes are building and growing inclusive communities.
We hope these ideas give you some inspiration for adaptive creative arts opportunities in the Twin Cities! If you know of a great organization we forgot to mention, you can leave a comment on Facebook or LinkedIn, or email us
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