Speak Out! Speak Up! is an online group for adults with disabilities who want to find their voice and express themselves through the arts.

Special topic groups

The ATC will program groups which address special topics, often over a limited time frame. Here are some examples of groups we have offered:

  • Finding Meaning: an expressive arts group for grief therapy – offered online and in person. Giving expression to a traumatic experience is hard, but it’s also essential to our ongoing psychological health. The loss of someone close to us can have profound effects: anxiety, fear, depression, isolation and difficulty carrying on with the normal activities of life. If you’ve suffered a loss that’s intruding on your ability to function normally, or if you want to process your loss and find meaning in the experience, this group is designed for you.
  • Speak Out! Speak Up!:  an online group for adults with disabilities who want to find their voice and express themselves through the arts.
  • Drawing In – Acting Out: an online drama and art group for teenagers who have been impacted by suicide and want to use the arts to help other teens in crisis. This group will then meet in person and create a play about this issue.
  • Traffic Signals: a group for girls in foster care to explore the issue of sex trafficking and an opportunity to create an interactive play about this issue.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder group for individuals who want to gain confidence in social situations and assert themselves at work, in the community and at home.