Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Inclusive community programs can have effects on the children who participate in them, their parents, and the community. This qualitative study analyzed the characteristics of an inclusive musical theater program, DreamCatchers, and the evolving of the behaviors and mind-sets of the children and their parents. This program had an overall positive effect on the children’s behaviors and creation of friendships, parents’ perceptions of their children’s abilities, and community perspective on disability.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jordan Goodwin

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kendall Byrge, Evalyn Estep, Tyler Smith

Contributing Authors: Amy Kurowski-Burt, Grace Lauzon

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