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Disability and Inclusion Programmes

Wac Arts offers a range of inclusive performing arts and media opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. We offer a varied programme with a wide range of activities from inspiring artwork and recording live music to swinging and movement with aerials equipment.

Young people develop skills, work creatively, build confidence and, most importantly, have fun!

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Holiday and After School Projects

An inclusive initiative for young people with learning disabilities

We encourage students to develop as professional artists by giving them access to activities throughout the week and during school holidays.

Dance, music, art, sport, drama, vocals and more!

Holiday and After School Projects

Oasis Residentials

Six special weekends of outdoor residentials throughout the year!

Young people with even high levels of special needs and disabilities enjoy a range of fantastic accessible outdoor activities with Oasis whilst also developing independent living skills including shopping, cooking and dining with their friends.

Sailing, grass sledging, high ropes, power boating, climbing walls, zipwire, jet skiing and more!

Oasis Residentials

Buddying, Transitions, Advocacy

Buddying

Matches disabled young people with a buddy to access a wide range of social settings and activities to encourage friendships, social interaction and fun!

Buddying
Transitions

Supports young people to manage periods of change in their lives such as moving from school to college or through changes at home.

Transitions
Advocacy

Represents young people who may be non-verbal or looked after with 1-to-1 sessions that use creative strategies to meet the needs of young people.

Advocacy
Wac Arts Reach
Cutting edge technology projects for schools and youth organisations

Unique and bespoke creative technology projects exploring film-making, music, photography and animation in innovative and engaging ways. Sustainable and accessible programmes that enrich young people’s lives and bring a new creative value to technology.

Allowing young people to express themselves in a fun and exciting way!

Wac Arts Reach
Over 18s – Urban Motivation
Drama, dance and technology workshops for over 18s!

This project is for young people with disabilities aged 18-30 and uses drama, dance, music and technology workshops and performances to develop self confidence, social and independent living skills.

Over 18s Project - Happy Healthy Independent Living
The Wonder Pod
Welcome to the Wonder Pod!

An exciting new toolkit for young people, youth workers and arts practitioners to demonstrate how to best utilise tablet apps and assistive technology for creativity, having fun and forming friendships.

Allowing young people to express themselves in a fun and exciting way!

The Wonder Pod
What to do next…

 

Refer a young person

If you know a young person that would benefit from any of the programmes we offer please contact the Disabilites and Inclusions team on 020 7692 5862 or email Inclusive@WacArts.co.uk.

 

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for enthusiastic and caring volunteers to support our young people with learning difficulties. Use your unique expertise to change young people’s lives in a meaningful way!

“The whole atmosphere inspired him to progress in such a positive way, being able to express himself through drama classes and workshops. He also learnt how to play the saxophone. Wonder Wac Arts has been such a lifeline for my son and me.”
Wonder Wac Arts Parent
“I was very withdrawn in school and was losing the will to care. I have no idea where I’d be now without Wac Arts; I certainly wouldn’t have done well enough in school to get into college.”
Wonder Wac Arts Student

Become Involved

Get in touch
Wac Arts
Disability and Inclusion Office
Old Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP

General enquiries: 020 7692 5871
Email: Inclusive@WacArts.co.uk
 

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