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Fab Families Programme Explores autism and creativity

Fab Families Programme Explores autism and creativity

Wed, May 16, 2018

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady, will explore autism and creativity in a series of events on 23rd and 24th May as part of their ongoing Fab Families inclusiveness programme.

On Wednesday 23rd May from 1.30pm-2.30pm, Andrew Stanford, lead inclusion artist with Replay Theatre Company, offers insight into sensory-based theatre experiences for children and young people with autism or intellectual, cognitive or physical disabilities. Andrew will present filmed footage of methods in action and provide participants with the opportunity to engage in practical examples and broaden their creative engagement skills.

Following this, everyone is welcome to come along to a talk by visual artist Elvin Warwick Simpson from 3pm-4pm. Based in Northern Ireland, Elvin’s personal experience with autism will help attendees understand how creative work can 'unlock' and validate the experience of an individual with autism and the way they experience and relate to the world.

On Thursday 24th May from 5.30pm-7.30pm, Fiona McCaffrey of Middletown Centre for Autism provides an informative talk on Learning about Autism. This session will increase participant awareness, understanding and knowledge of autism and is designed to promote effective practice in working with children and young people with autism.

Particularly suitable for parents, carers, educators, community workers and creatives who may encounter working with children and young people with autism in a personal or professional capacity, these brilliant sessions are free but places must be booked in advance by calling the Box Office team on Tel: 028 7776 0650 or by emailing information@rvacc.co.uk.

Replay Theatre Company will offer insight into sensory-based theatre experiences for children and young people with autism or intellectual, cognitive or physical disabilities.