Workshop for Families & Autistic Spectrum Disorder Students - Tucson, AZ

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm
University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85719

Workshop for Families & Autistic Spectrum Disorder Students, with Chris Martin
Recent studies have shown that poetry is often the most direct linguistic expression for many on the autism spectrum. Beyond the inherent pleasure of writing and reading them, poems can also serve as unparalleled advocacy tools in and out of the classroom, forging a path of expression that can lead to greater autonomy, confidence, and engagement. In this one-day workshop, poet and Unrestricted Interest co-founder Chris Martin will show why and how poetry can be the ideal vehicle for transforming the lives of people with autism. Come learn practical tools for turning a so-called restricted interest into a portal for discovery. Our most direct task will be creating individualized poem forms to fit specific passions (diagnostically known as restricted interests). We will also be looking at exploring approaches to poetry based on number patterns, sensory perception, and borrowed language. This class is open to ASD students of all ages, and the registration fee covers a student and one parent/guardian. 

This event is co-sponsored by the CITY Center for Collaborative Learning and the University of Arizona Medical Humanities Program.

Cost: $25 

For more information and to register please visit: University of Arizona Poetry Center