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"Access the Arts" Inclusive Classes

STAGES Performing Arts Academy

STAGES’ Access the Arts programs consist of classes, workshops and performance opportunities that enable area youth with physical, cognitive or developmental delays to fully participate in the musical theatre arts.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

1023 Chesterfield Parkway East
Chesterfield, Missouri
63017

Art Studio

Artists First

Artists First offers all individuals a platform to grow through creative self-expression socially, intellectually, and emotionally. Our studio maintains a positive, inclusive, accepting, welcoming environment. We emphasize individual strengths and creativity to promote and further genuine community integration as well as personal and financial growth of disenfranchised individuals.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

7190 Manchester Road
Maplewood, Missouri
63143

Art Studio

Art on the Spectrum

This class is a specially designed program for children ages 6-12 and teens ages 13-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD. Guided byan art instructor and assisted by an experienced special education teacher, students will be encouraged to use a variety of media including graphite, soft and oil pastels, colored pencils, and paints.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Art Studio

Living Arts

Living Arts Studio is located in Maplewood, MO. It is a bustling maker space filled with workshops, classes, events and open studio time. We’ve created an inclusive studio space that embraces creativity on all levels. Through Living Arts Studio, individuals have access to one-on-one guidance, encouragement and constant support from local artists and makers of all kinds. In addition to offering a wide variety of classes and workshops, Living Arts Studio insures that art is accessible to everyone.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

2814 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, Missouri
63143

Music Therapy Piano Lessons

Private Instruction

Music Therapy or Piano Lessons anyone? Providing adapted lessons for persons with special needs. Lessons will be provided in South St. Louis.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

South St. Louis County

Music Therapy

Music for a Better Life, LLC Private Instruction

Music Therapy has proven effective for children with special needs develop socially and emotionally improve communication skills, develop fine and gross motor skills, and increase attention span. This program has extension experience working with youth and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, and other physical and cognitive disorders.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Computers Day Camp

Code Ninjas

Youth ages 7-14 learn computer programming in a fun, safe, and inspiring learning environment, with a game-based curriculum that they’ll love. Drop in sessions and a summer day camp.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

2955 Hwy. K
O’Fallon, Missouri 63368

Dance

My King Dance Studio

Christian-based dance instruction tailored to fit differing age groups and skill levels. Creative Dance 4 Special Dancers is a class for students with special needs with discounted tuition.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

2140 Bryan Valley Commerial Drive
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

Kids on Campus Summer Program Continuing Educ Classes

St. Louis Community College

Continuing Education provides a showcase of opportunities to broaden your potential and change your life! Enjoy experiential, life-long learning in a diverse, inclusive community… with courses continually evolving for an ever-changing world. Discover how Continuing Education can spark your potential and unlock a whole new future for you!

The Kids on Campus is a non-specialized summer program for youth with a wide variety of half day camps.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Adults, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Forest Park Campus
North County Campus
Big Bend Campus

Continuing Educ Classes College for Kids Summer Program

St. Charles Community College

The Continuing Ecucation Division offers adult non-credit classes including arts, crafts, computers, music, recreation, dance, fitness, sports, theater, language and more.

The “college for all Kids’ is a non-specialized summer program for youth ages 3-16 with a wide variety of half day camps.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Adults, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, Missouri

After-School Recreation, Sports Day Camps Overnight Camp

Jewish Community Center (the J)

St. Louis Jewish Community Center has been providing excellent health and cultural experiences for over 130 years. Members enjoy access to state-of- the-art facilities and programs, arts and sports experiences.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Overnight Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Staenberg Family Complex
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-432-5700

Marilyn Fox Building
Chesterfield
16801 Baxter Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Various Leisure and Recreation Activities

St. Louis Municipal Parks & Recreation Departments' Partnership

To increase the capacity to include, accommodate and welcome individuals with disabilities in existing Park & Recreation programs and activities.
Serving Mid-County: Cities of Clayton, Maryland Heights, University City & Webster Groves. Inclusion Coordinator at 314-290-8507
Serving North County: Cities of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bridgeton, Ferguson, Florissant, Hazelwood & St. Ann. Inclusion Coordinator at 314-839-5575
Serving South & West Counties: Cities of Ballwin, Brentwood, Crestwood, Des Peres, Ellisville, Kirkwood, Manchester & Sunset Hills. Inclusion Coordinator at 314-835-6157

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Throughout St. Louis County

Various Leisure and Recreation Activities

St. Charles Municipal Park & Recreation Departments' Partnership

To increase the capacity to include, accommodate and welcome individuals with disabilities in existing Park & Recreation programs and activities.
Serving the St. Charles Cities of St. Charles, O’Fallon & St. Peters. Inclusion Coordinator at 314-359-9970.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Throughout St. Charles County

Various Leisure and Recreation Activities

St. Louis County Parks

St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to provide high quality parks, facilities, and recreation services that enhance residents’ lives through responsible and effective management of resources.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Art/Dance/Music Studio

COCA (Center of Creative Arts)

Through dance, vocal music, theatre, art and design, and beyond, COCA nurtures the artistic and creative potential in our students and our community. A national leader in innovative arts education, COCA provides meaningful arts experiences in our own studios, gallery and theatres, as well as in schools, community centers and corporate settings around St. Louis. The fourth largest multidisciplinary community arts center in the country, we annually serve more than 50,000 people of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels—from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals—all taught by a faculty of more than 250 distinguished teaching artists.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

524 Trinity Ave St. Louis, MO 63130

Music Lessons & Music Day Camps

Community Music School of Webster University

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) has offered outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis area and beyond since its founding in 1925.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

535 Garden Ave Webster Groves, MO 63119

Art and Craft Classes, Workshops and Camps

Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design

Enriching and empowering community through craft. We are a non-profit art center offering contemporary craft exhibitions, classes, free community programs, and a gallery shop featuring the work of national and regional artists.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

6640 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130

Music Therapy, Adaptive Music

Different Dynamics

Different Dynamics provides music programming, serving families with children ages 3-5, youth ages 6-21 and adults ages 21+, who have a special need and a love of music. The team at Different Dynamics brings meaningful experiences with music to people with special needs. They focus on each person’s strengths and help them grow.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Music Lessons, Rock Band & Music Day Camps

St. Louis Rock School (formerly Dave Simon's Rock School)

STL Rock School has re-imagined the way that we teach music so you or your child will love to play. By using a combination of modern music and traditional music theory, you’ll learn using the music that you love. There’s no reason to pull teeth – you can learn music theory from any genre of music!

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

1305 Baur Blvd St. Louis, MO 63132

After school programs, summer day camps

Williams Temple - Neighborhood Outreach Center

Summer camps and after school programs for youth.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

5325 Dr Martin Luther King Drive St. Louis, MO 63112

Opera On The Go! (Sensory friendly)

Opera Theatre St Louis

Join Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for a fun, engaging 70 minutes of Movement and Stage Make-Up Workshops, both with audience participation, followed by an abbreviated performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious The Pirates of Penzance. The performance features current and former Gerdine Young Artists with piano accompaniment. It is recommended for students in grades 3-10 and is tailored for young people with sound sensitivities. A “quiet room” and pacing lanes will be available. Space is limited to 60 participants.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Sally S. Levy Opera Center
210 Hazel Avenue
St Louis MO 63119

SPARK/AMT Movement Class

Spark/AMT Dance & Movement

Each Spark/AMT class will consist of a warm up, short routines, movement across the floor, games, and tons of fun along the way! In addition to the program instructor, the class will be staffed with volunteers chosen by program instructor to assist hands on with the children to enhance their learning and experience in the program.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

12350 Old Halls Ferry Rd
Florissant MO 63033

Recreation Division

St Louis City Recreation Department

We offer swimming, weight lifting, boxing, basketball, youth football, volleyball, aerobics, arts and crafts, and additional activities for the citizens of St. Louis.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Strength & Honor

Strength & Honor Camp Strength & Honor After School

Strength & Honor has started a FTC Robotics Team. We are looking for young people ages 12-18 to join the team. We have room for up to 20 participants so please contact us if you are interested. Our Summer Camp averages over 60 campers each week and reaching more than 80 a few weeks of the summer.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Ferguson Community Center
1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson MO

Mid-County Coordinator of Inclusive Services

Contact your local parks and recreation department and ask for their inclusion coordinator!

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments by including people with disabilities into existing programs. The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Challenges to inclusion do exist. Through open communication and the willingness to work cooperatively, successful inclusion does happen. Serving Mid-County:  Cities of Clayton, Maryland Heights, University City & Webster Groves.  Inclusion Coordinator at 314-290-8507

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 290-8507

50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

North County Coordinator of Inclusive Services

Contact your local parks and recreation department and ask for their inclusion coordinator!

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments by including people with disabilities into existing programs. The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Challenges to inclusion do exist. Through open communication and the willingness to work cooperatively, successful inclusion does happen. Serving North County:  Cities of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bridgeton, Ferguson, Florissant, Hazelwood & St. Ann.  Inclusion Coordinator at 314-839-5575

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 839-5575

8969 Dunn Rd
Hazelwood, MO 63042

South-West Coordinator of Inclusive Services

Contact your local parks and recreation department and ask for their inclusion coordinator!

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments by including people with disabilities into existing programs. The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Challenges to inclusion do exist. Through open communication and the willingness to work cooperatively, successful inclusion does happen. Serving South & West Counties:  Cities of Ballwin, Brentwood, Crestwood, Des Peres, Ellisville, Kirkwood, Manchester & Sunset Hills.  Inclusion Coordinator at 314-835-6157

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 835-6157

1050 Des Peres Rd.
Des Peres, MO 63131

St. Charles County Coordinator of Inclusive Services

Contact your local parks and recreation department and ask for their inclusion coordinator!

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments by including people with disabilities into existing programs. The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Challenges to inclusion do exist. Through open communication and the willingness to work cooperatively, successful inclusion does happen. Serving the St. Charles Cities of St. Charles, O’Fallon & St. Peters.   Inclusion Coordinator at 314-359-9970.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 359-9970

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