About Art Inspired Academy/Friends of Abilities First
In 2013, Art Inspired Academy, a program of Abilities First, was created, and allows individuals with and without disabilities to participate in creative arts; theatre, movement, music, and art. Our staff provides people with inclusive classes in community settings, collaborates with existing programs, and provides support for individuals with disabilities to attend classes and seek employment in the art field.
The Art Inspired Academy staff share a passion for helping individuals with and without developmental disabilities. Each staff member comes from an extensive educational background with expertise in special needs and behavioral training. All classes are designed to provide experiences in the arts while also working on individual goals.