Guest Post: Modeling Pretend Play on Screen

Let’s Write About is an inclusive, born-accessible children’s show exploring social-emotional themes through creative writing and inspiring inquiry-based learning with sensory activities that kids of all abilities can do at home. The show pulls from my work as a teaching artist and began as a way to

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The Benefits of Inclusion

We know that inclusive, sensory-friendly environments benefit all people. When spaces are designed to be accommodating and inclusive, the quality and diversity of conversations and interactions is greatly enhanced. By sharing and listening to the diverse perspectives of others, our self-awareness and empathy increases. When children with

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Inclusion Day at Musikfest!

We are very excited to announce that Accessible Festivals will be presenting an Inclusion Day at Musikfest on Saturday August 7th in Bethlehem, PA in partnership with the non-profit organization ArtsQuest! Saturday, August 7th will be dedicated to Inclusion Day on the SouthSide Arts District, featuring ASL Interpretation and

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Exploring the Intersections of LGBTQ+ and Disability

“Pride isn’t accessible enough for LGBTQ+ disabled people.” Pride is about being comfortable about one’s sexuality yet disabled people are often viewed as non-sexual beings. During the month of June, the world is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community for Pride month. Pride month is a time to commemorate

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Groove Therapy Podcast Recap

Last month Executive Director Amy Pinder, Programs Director Leah Barron, and Board Member Taraleigh Weathers had a chance to have a conversation about accessibility and inclusion in the live music scene we know and love, along with Dr. Leah Taylor, an integrative mental health expert who focuses

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Creating More Accessible Work Opportunities

As the pandemic began to unfold in March 2020, workplaces across the globe adjusted their employee expectations and safety measures overnight. As a health protective measure most professional fields moved online, allowing employees to complete work responsibilities from home. This forced employers to reconsider what payable work

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How to be a Mental Health Ally

Millions of people experience mental health barriers and challenges, and due to COVID-19, the numbers are sure to increase. Mental health is not just something people with mental illnesses are encountering. Anyone from any walk of life could possibly deal with mental health issues from an overabundance

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Inclusive AF Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams!

Inclusive AF Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams! On Sunday April 11, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm EST Accessible Festivals will present Inclusion Dining & Jams, a “dinner and a show” experience for all ages and abilities featuring Ryan Montbleau. The event will be livestreamed by donation from Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, PA.

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Fiscal Sponsor Spotlight: Especially Everyone

Pete Kozak is a behavioral therapist, teacher, and percussionist who believes that music is among the most powerful forms of human connection, and that we are all better off when we come together to listen, dance, and celebrate life. This led him to create Especially Everyone, an inclusive,

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