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Community Engagement

Able ARTS Work offers a number of programs designed to meet the needs of the community.  From health and wellness services to arts education and mobile programs, each Able ARTS Work outreach program fosters inclusion, accessibility, and community engagement.


  • Accessible Arts Workshops

    Accessible Arts Workshops deliver standards-based visual art and music education workshops to children and adults in schools and community centers throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The program provides age-appropriate performance standards in the areas of: Artistic Perception; Creative Expression; Historical and Cultural Context; Aesthetic Valuing and Connections, Relationships and Application. Our workshops further enhance the well-being of participants with the inclusion of social-emotional learning while being led by teaching artists and creative arts therapists who have achieved the highest level of excellence in their artistic practice and education. Our workshops promote inclusion by encouraging engagement between individuals with and without disabilities. Workshops are grant funded services supported in part by The Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, and The National Endowment for the Arts. We are also offering fee-based services!

    For more information contact:
    Nita Beyla, Accessible Arts Workshops Coordinator
    nbeyla@ableartswork.org


  • Mobile Arts Program

    The Mobile Arts Program is a home-based program that provides creative arts therapy services to individuals with developmental disabilities who cannot attend a day program due to physical limitations. Our team of professional art and music therapists provide sessions developed through a curriculum of adaptive, self-care and education skills development through the arts. Individuals otherwise homebound benefit from further physical and emotional decline by participating in a community-based program, where the opportunity for transition and inclusion are available. MAP services are currently funded through the Westside Regional Center and Harbor Regional Center, private pay options are available.

    For more information contact:
    Kristy Glass
    Director of Community Advancement
    3626 East Pacific Coast Hwy
    Long Beach, CA 90804

    562 982 0247
    kglass@ableartswork.org


  • Creative Health & Wellness Clinic

    The Creative Health & Wellness Clinic is an outpatient treatment program for children and youth with various disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, neurodegenerative disorders, physical injuries and other socio-emotional disorders.

    The clinic implements our distinctive approach of Creative Arts IN Therapy & Creative Arts AS Therapy, which employs creative arts therapies to reach and teach individuals with disabilities, working with them through play and music to enjoy creative experiences while achieving their non-musical goals. Specifically, our sessions address: IEP Goals and Objectives, Communication Skills, Speech and Language Skills, Early Intervention, Cognitive Impairments, Social/Emotional Skills Support and Daily Living and Functional Skills. The clinic is founded on the theories and principles of A.H. Maslow and Able ARTS Work’s core belief of Love Before Learning.
    The clinic is funded in part by grants. Private pay and financial aid options are available.

    For more information contact:
    Kristy Glass,
    Director of Community Advancement
    3626 East Pacific Coast Hwy
    Long Beach, CA 90804

    562 982 0257
    kglass@ableartswork.org


  • Art on the Move

    Art on the Move provides creative engagement opportunities to the public while promoting inclusion in the community. Our vintage camper takes the show on the road with traveling exhibitions, a pop up retail shop and art/music workshops to community events throughout the Los Angeles area. Our travelling exhibits feature artwork created by Able ARTS Work’s resident artists as well as a pop-up shop selling an assortment of handmade wonders from our student created micro-enterprise, The Go Store! Last but not least, we offer the opportunity to participate in mini on-the-spot workshops, led by our talented teaching artists who are specially trained in using adaptive teaching methods in music, drama or art. The Art on the Move camper is an exciting addition to festivals, art fairs, farmer’s markets or other events where the arts are not available!

    For more information contact:
    Kristy Glass
    Director of Community Advancement
    3626 East Pacific Coast Hwy
    Long Beach, CA 90804

    562 982 0247
    kglass@ableartswork.org