Social Creativity 2021 Fall Programs:
PLEASE SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS LINK.
Social Creativity clubs provide a safe and supportive community where participants can pursue creative interests with neurotypical and neurodivergent mentors, while fostering skills in communication, social relationships, self-advocacy, and independent living.
If you are new to Social Creativity programs at Greenleaf NCC, you must also register as a community member to participate.
YOU CAN COMPLETE A REGISTRATION FORM HERE.
Social Creativity 2021 Recreational Programs
ART CLUB: This weekly virtual club is for people who enjoy expressing themselves visually. Typical activities include drawing, comic/character design, painting, screen-printing, and sculpture.
DnD ADVENTURE CLUB: Dungeons and Dragons is increasingly recognized by educators and therapists for its ability to offer numerous benefits to players. Participants in this weekly virtual club are guided through the design of an original Player Character (PC), taught the rules of the game incrementally, and supported to work with a team of friends to solve challenges, develop and roleplay their characters, and co-create an imaginary fantasy world with other participants.
FILM CLUB: This weekly club is for people who love movies, TV, and animation. Typical activities include learning about film theory, creating original live-action and animated short movies, acting, screenwriting, and editing.
MUSIC CLUB: This weekly club is for people who enjoy listening to and making music. Typical activities include music appreciation, learning music theory, lyric-writing, singing, composing, piano keyboard basics, and learning from guest artist musicians.
NATURE CLUB: This weekly club is for people who love the outdoors, camping, and who care about protecting the environment. Typical activities include hiking, camping, learning survival skills, studying animals and plants, photography, and nature conservation.
STORYTELLERS CLUB: This weekly club is for people who enjoy storytelling, character creation, and the performing arts. Participants will express themselves and work as an ensemble to tell stories through creative writing, theatre, digital media, and film-making.
WELLNESS CLUB: This weekly virtual club is for people interested in healthy living, better relationships, and learning strategies for coping with stress, anxiety, and depression. Typical activities include meditation, yoga, cooking, community service projects, and creative expression.
To learn more about Social Creativity recreational programs, contact us for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAST CLUB ACTIVITIES
VISUAL ARTS CLUB: Participants in his weekly program explored themes of psychological wellness, joy, and friendship through multiple artistic projects, ranging from sculpture to comics to mixed-media painting. Check out their virtual public gallery exhibition!
PERFORMING ARTS CLUB: Participants in this weekly program explored themes of emotional expression, storytelling, character development, and improvisation through music, acting, writing, and filmmaking, culminating in three hilarious comedic shorts. Click here (and use passcode: 3) to see the films made online due to COVID-19.
PEER MENTOR TRAINING PROGRAM: A select group of participants met bi-weekly to learn best practices for supporting autistic peers, as well as about other topics like safety, nonviolent communication, the creative process, mindfulness, and self/advocacy. The first graduating cohort are now charter members of a Greenleaf NCC Self-Advocate Advisory Committee, where they practice leadership by weighing in on the direction of future Greenleaf NCC programs and events. Check out the powerful brochure they created to share insights with neurotypical people on how to best be an ally to autistic people.
STORYTELLERS CLUB: Participants in this weekly program explored oral storytelling, creative writing, podcasts, and did a book club together. Check out the poetry and other creative writings of this ensemble in our original podcast, "Stories for your Ears".
Mitchell Bowman, MAEd, CAS (he/him)
Director, Greenleaf NCC Social Creativity
Easterseals Central Texas
Corporate Office Address: 2324 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite F-1, Austin TX 78754
Greenleaf NCC Location: 911 W. Anderson Rd., Suite 203, Austin, TX 78757