German Village Gazette

Helping Hands gets artist in residency

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, at 2500 Medary Ave., has been selected as one of 22 schools in Ohio to participate in VSA Ohio's "Adaptation, Integration and the Arts" residency program.

Columbus resident and teaching artist Keo Khim will work with multiple educators and classrooms at Helping Hands Center to design an inclusive visual arts residency for first- and second-grade students that integrates photography and visual art with life sciences curricular units.

Planning for the residency is under way. The project will culminate with an exhibition of the artwork in conjunction with Helping Hands Center's final choir performance, set for Thursday, May 30.

This program is supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children and a contract from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Schools are selected by a statewide application process.

All residencies are academic content standards-based and include adaptations for learners of all abilities.

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs is a non-profit school and outpatient therapy center with a mission to serve the educational and therapeutic needs of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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