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The journey of the Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team

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A group of adults with Cerebral Palsy and who use AAC have been developing their artistic skills the last 4 years through the Imagining Possibilities project in Toronto. They have formed an Artistic Leadership Team – and wish to shift the way people with CP who use AAC are perceived, by developing their creativity, engaging in artistic collaboration with their peers and expressing their unique ideas, stories and identity through performance. They are creating a participatory performance that can be enjoyed by all and is responsive to people who use AAC. They have worked with artists to develop a style of creative improvisation, which enables them to express their ideas and create stories as an ensemble. They have taken this learning out into the community through the Engaging Possibilities Initiative, where they supported facilitation of Creative Improvisation and Story telling workshops for groups of AAC users in Hamilton and Niagara, Ontario. As supporting artists they assisted with workshop design, demonstrated exercises and created a supportive and inclusive space. This 2 hr interactive workshop session includes: Part 1– a presentation by the project facilitators and members of the Leadership Team discussing the community impact. A video highlighting moments in their creative and learning journey, which will be followed by the sharing of insights and perspectives on the experience; Part 2 – a creative improvisation workshop facilitated by the Imagining Possibilities artist facilitators and the leadership team. Experience some of the spatial exercises used to generate ideas and think in new ways.

Author(s):

Jennifer Jimenez    
Aiding Dramatic Change in Development
Canada

stephen Sillett    
Aiding Dramatic Change in Development
Canada

Elaine Drover    
Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team
Canada

Christine Jimenez    
Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team
Canada

Gabriel Ly    
Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team
Canada

Irene Kraus    
Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team
Canada

 

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