Special Needs IMPACT!

Through creative arts, children and young people with disabilities are encouraged to maximize their potential in a supportive setting that celebrates music, movement, theatre and fine arts. The use of music, dance and imagery through art allows the participant an alternative path for self-exploration and communication. Participants experience an increased ability to move with more ease and freedom; development of a deeper trust and respect for their body; increased self awareness, self confidence and self discipline, as well as team building; development of listening and concentration skills along with social skills; and promotion of a sense of pride and achievement. To register click here.



SuperHeroCampLogo This camp provides youth, teens, and young adults with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and autism the opportunity to experience hands on “magic” of being a Super Hero. Campers will rotate through workshops designed to feature a specific “super power” or “trait” of a Super Hero. These workshops will be taught by local industry professionals in their field and assisted by high school and college theatre students and adults. Directors and volunteer counselors are all trained with fun in mind but safety as the focus. No matter what scene the camper is working on, they will always be the HERO!

Superhero Camp sponsorship’s generously provided by  Lemont Sertoma Club and Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise

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SPECTRUM 2016-2017 – EXPLODE! into Creativity!

Let your imaginations soar to new heights while exploring and discovering creative ways to dance, sing and act.


A team of teaching artists will come into your school and put on a shortened, modified version of a musical with your students. The show is tailored to fit the needs of your student’s age group and abilities and will include music, movement and dance as well as utilizing students as part of the tech team. This is a great workshop for expanding Speech and Occupational Therapy exercises as well as working on social skills. It provides a fun and rewarding opportunity for teamwork and builds self esteem and confidence! Shows standards such as ‘Wizard Of Oz”, “Oklahoma,” “Cats,” “Alice In Wonderland”,” High School Musical” and a Disney Showcase are examples of the types of musicals that have been successful. We can also take a classic story and write an original script with music. The possibilities are endless and very rewarding. Our skilled and experienced teaching artists find ways to make every participant shine. Grades K-12
8 weeks
2 Instructors

To find out more information regarding these programs contact Heather Hutchison at hhutchison@artfulimpact.org or 630.717.6622

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