Disability Awareness Programs
Approximately 56 million people in the United States (20% of the population) have some form of disability — including learning, behavioral, developmental, or physical. This constitutes the largest single minority group in the country. Disability has no boundary; it reaches aross race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. When asked to name barriers faced by people with disabilities, many people will be able to come up with physical barriers such as inaccessible facilities or lack of transportation options; however, the biggest barriers people with disabilities encounter are other people.
Our two person team will lead an interactive workshop session designed to educate people regarding disability, including history and etiquette, and will share their first person experience of the art of living with disability. The program is interspersed with filmed excerpts from the Full Radius Dance repertory.
Our unique disability awareness presentation can be offered as a stand-alone program or with any combination of a lecture-demonstration, workshops, residency, or theatre performance.
Many schools and organizations schedule their disability awareness events in October and May to coordinate with national events. Those are often busy times for us, so be sure to book early so that we can accomodate your event. Remember this presentation is suitable for any week — contact us with questions.