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Art Escapes Enrich our growing community. Read More Studio Classes Support special exhibitions. Read More Summer Camp Enrich our growing community. Read More ACCESS Support special exhibitions. Read More
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Tips for Communicating with People with Disabilities

Feeling like you don't know what to say and/or how to act? Remember we're all human. No one is judging your every move so first and foremost... RELAX! You are communicating with a person, not a "disability"Mistakes are OKAY! We all make themASSUMING... We all know that old saying... Remember you don't know what another person is and/or isn't capable ofSpeak directly to the person. If a companion is present, don't speak to the person through the companionTreat adults as adults. Address people with disabilities by their first names only when extending the same familiarity to everyone else presentNever patronize…
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Arts for All’s #GivingTuesday Grateful for Sensory Tools

This year, as we get ready to sit down with friends and family for Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all the things we are grateful for. Too many to be listed for me, I'm one of the really fortunate ones. For someone else, it may be that they are grateful they can walk outside for a breath of fresh air. Or, hug a loved one that's been away for too long. Or maybe, feel the calming weight of a blanket when they don't know what else to do and their environment is just too much. Often times, we don't even…
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An Inclusive Gift Guide

An Inclusive Gift Guide I don’t know about you but I love shopping in my PJ’s. Sipping my coffee, knowing that I’m getting a great deal AND making my money go further by using my Amazon Smile account to give a percentage to the non-profit of my choice. In this case, we all know it’s Arts for All of Norther Michigan right?! This is where you double check your Smile account and confirm;) This year, while you’re trying to be the best gift giver, let me give you some sage gift giving advice. Everyone likes gifts that speak of inclusion.…
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