WAE Workshops

WAE Workshops offer a creative space where individuals 16 years and over can work with professional artists, practitioners, and facilitators to develop and expand their interests and skills.

Creating and exploring various forms of art and wellness practices offers participants benefits far beyond the obvious enrichment of their lives. Experienced facilitators come with knowledge of adaptive and neutral techniques which supports each person in their individual goals and aspirations.

WAE Workshops will be offered virtually for the time being.

DDD funding may be possible. Contact Yolanda Sanchez at YSanchez@jsddmetrowest.org for details.

Supported by a generous grant from The Healthcare Foundation of NJ

Classes are open to ages 16 and up, where all abilities are welcome.

Summer Workshops

P.O.E.M.S: Playful, Original, Expressions of Mind and Spirit

Starting Date: August 30, 2021

Days: Mondays

Dates: 8/30, 9/6 (No Class), 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Instructor: Randy Harris

1st Class: August 30, 2021

Poetry is more than rhyming words on a page. It is a tool of expression. Everyone, has something to say. Words are like rythmn to a musician, color to a painter or clay to a sculptor. We intend to provide tools that will spark your creativity and inspire you to craft and tell your story

Poetry Instructor: For more than a decade, Randy Harris has been a facilitator with the WAE Center. He has led classes in creative writing, speaking circles, meditation, geography, documentary, peer advocacy groups (ABLE - Abundance, Beauty, Love, Expansiveness) as well as one to one sessions with members. He is passionate and inspired to facilitate members finding their inner voice and creative genius through poetry.

Cost: $120 – for 8 (one hour) sessions.

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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.