Disability Support Program
Our DDartists special needs art program provides a safe and caring environment for young artists with developmental disabilities to explore and advance their talents while gaining important life skills.
The program is free and meets once a week in Northvale, NJ. Each day is broken down into two key units: Talent Development and Job Training.
During Talent Development, DDartists attend hour long art classes lead by professional art teachers. The curriculum focuses on exploring new materials and learning about different artistic techniques.
Job training such as box packaging, and office/warehouse process & procedures. Job training helps develop social skills such as communication, confidence, and efficiency as well.
Our DDartists engage in various arts and crafts activities. Recent examples include painting flower pots, making photo collages, and attending pottery classes. These activities stimulate somatic sense and help with dexterity. We also host an annual exhibition featuring our DDartists’ artwork.
Learn & Earn
Thanks to our learn and earn model, our DDartists are able to advance their talents while also contributing to society and, in the process, gain a sense of fulfillment and purpose.