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Strengths of people with disabilities emphasized

Strengths of people with disabilities emphasize
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PUTTING IMPROVISATION TO A POSITIVE PURPOSE – Researchers Dr. Rebecca Caines (left) and Dr. Michelle Stewart from the University of Regina conducted workshops in Whitehorse last week.

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada played host last week to an international research project that is using improvisation to highlight the strengths of people with disabilities.

Researchers Dr. Rebecca Caines and Dr. Michelle Stewart from the University of Regina held workshops in the city. They were conducted in partnership with the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon (FASSY) and other community organizations.

The two used theatre, music, visual arts, improvised games and creative technologies including iPad apps to help people communicate, make art and share their stories and experiences.

The Star caught up with the pair last Friday afternoon during a drop-in workshop at the Whitehorse Public Library, to learn more about the project. Click the button below to read the full article, which appeared originally at www.whitehorsestar.com

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