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Imagine 2020 Speaker Series: Sensory Friendly and Relaxed Environments hosted by Arts & Venues and Art of Access Alliance 🧡

March 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The event is FREE and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Arts, culture and creativity serve as both a social equalizer and mode for authentic expression
Shared commitment, collaborative programming and joint accountability achieve results for our community

At this workshop, learn specific techniques for making your organizations and spaces accessible for those on the autism spectrum as well as for individuals with developmental disabilities, sensory processing disorder, post-traumatic stress, even Alzheimer’s and early memory loss. From creating a welcoming and inclusive staff culture, to sharing event production modification tips, to looking at your space through the lens of someone who may be easily overwhelmed, this workshop will teach you easy fundamental concepts that you can implement immediately.


Art of Access lead organizers and presenters:

  • Lisa Rigsby Peterson, Lone Tree Arts Center
  • Bridget Heddens, Colorado Ballet

National speaker: Kevin Spencer, International Arts and Disability Educator

  • Kevin is a subject matter expert and Fulbright Specialist on arts integration for the U.S. Department of State, a research consultant for the Occupational Therapy Department and Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for the American Occupational Therapy Association. Spencer teaches and presents about the intersection of arts and disability across the globe.


For Spanish Translation Services: BROOKE.DILLING@DENVERGOV.ORG
For Sign Language Interpreter or Cart Services: SIGNLANGUAGESERVICES@DENVERGOV.ORG
For Other Disability Accommodations: DISABILITYACCESS@DENVERGOV.ORG



McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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