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1st of March 2017

“I found another friend because of my first ArtStream class”

ArtStream participant David was interviewed about his experience in ArtStream’s performing arts classes on February 9, 2017. This blogpost is from his perspective, based on the interview. I found another friend because of my first ArtStream class. It was in the Inclusive Comedy class last summer in Arlington. Ricky and I had, like, the same…


7th of February 2017

“ArtStream gives me a voice”

When “Big Jon” takes the stage with ArtStream’s Inclusive Theatre Company, he is supported by a cast of 22 actors. Among them are his brother-in-law, Danny, and his nephew, JP. “Big Jon” has played many different characters in his time with ArtStream. He was a tough mobster in The Vegas Way. He was a lazy…


26th of January 2017

$10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

ArtStream is the proud recipient of a $10,000 Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This grant will support ArtStream’s 2017 Inclusive Theatre Companies. Check out our show schedule and mark your calendar to see life-changing, original musicals. This is the second consecutive year that ArtStream has received a Challenge America…


Special Needs Tax Planning Workshop – Feb. 23

*This is not an ArtStream event* Tax time is quickly approaching! For families with special needs individuals it is important to be aware of the various tax benefits that may be available. This workshop will discuss tax planning with an eye towards special needs. An overview of tax benefits such as the Livable Homes Tax…


25th of January 2017

Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival – Outstanding Technical Support Award!

ArtStream was thrilled that Co-Founder Nicolette Stearns received an award for Outstanding Technical Support from the 2017 Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival. The award recognizes Nicolette’s commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities, especially her work preparing self-advocates with Down syndrome to speak in the halls of congress. Congrats to all of the awardees! Awardees include:…


15th of December 2016

“It felt like a family”

A letter from Board Chair Frank Myers Dear Friends, Your interest in ArtStream shows you truly believe the arts make a difference for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — including autism. A young man named Langston joined us this year. His ArtStream story starts with feeling inspired by a friend: I first heard about…


16th of November 2016

Paint Nite Fundraiser with Hexagon

Join Hexagon for their Paint Nite Fundraiser! Hexagon is Washington’s only original political satirical musical comedy revue charity group – ArtStream is proud to be the beneficiary of their 2017 production. All proceeds from the evening benefit ArtStrea, the beneficiary of this year’s Hexagon production. December 14 at 7:30 pm Mythology 816 H St NE…


31st of October 2016

Behavior Management Workshop with ACPS – Nov. 9

*This is not an ArtStream event* Sajjad Khan, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W. of Neuroscience, Inc. will present “Managing the Behavior Spectrum in Children and Teens with Autism” on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at John Adams Elementary School Library in Alexandria, VA. The workshop is part of the 2016-2017 Family Engagement Workshop Series offered by…


2nd of September 2016

The rewards of volunteering are priceless

In a guest post, ArtStreamer Pam Young reflects on her time as volunteer mentor three years down the road, and how it led her to pursue a graduate degree in Theatre and Drama Therapy. ArtStream is the reason I have the career that I do now. It is the reason I want to help people…


1st of September 2016

“Perform Your Art Out” in Culture Spot MC

Thanks to our friends at Culture Spot MC. You can read the article on their site and find more arts and humanities news and events in Montgomery County. ‘Perform Your Art Out’ ArtStream’s New Executive Director Will Build on Legacy BY Lisa Cline, POSTED August 25, 2016, RETRIEVED August 29, 2016 Photo by John Newman As…