What happens at ArtStream? Founded in 2005, ArtStream teaches communication and social skills through participation in the performing arts. We create arts programs that are accessible, empowering, and engaging. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, ArtStream holds programming throughout the Greater Washington DC Metro region.
A short documentary video produced by Docs In Progress' Documenting The Arts Workshop students Kathleen Mallaney, Lisa Martin, and Patricia Woolsey. The video profiles ArtStream, a DC-area nonprofit whose programs encourage collaboration and engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) - including autism - in lifelong learning opportunities. Through ArtStream's classes, performances, social skills workshops, and other programming, participants gain skills and confidence to engage with the world. We welcome everyone - regardless of ability - to work together and learn from each other.