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Helping Hands: The Journey of a Deaf Autistic Artist

H’art Centre is proud to present the talk Helping Hands: The Journey of a Deaf Autistic Artist by Angela Morris as the next presentation in the Able Artists series.

Angela Morris is originally from England and now lives in the village of Bath near Kingston, Ontario. Three of her four children have a hearing loss and her youngest child, Alistair, was born profoundly deaf and autistic. She decided to return to university in 2006 to study for her M.Ed. and developed a work book for parents and professionals living and working with children who are autistic and deaf. The workbook is based on her family’s experiences. In 2010 Angela developed a presentation based on the information in the workbook and began talking to university and college students, teachers and other professionals working in the area of Special Education. She has found, as many do, that living with a child with autism was, at times frustrating, often exhausting, hilariously funny ….. and an experience she would not have missed for the world!

Alistair and Angela Morris
Alistair and Angela Morris

The work of visual artist Alistair Morris will be on display and the artist will be on hand to answer questions about his work. This talk will be part of Sign, Songs & Stories: An Afternoon of Arts and American Sign Language. Please visit the event webpage to learn more or to register.

We gratefully acknowledge the Anna & Edward C. Churchill Foundation, the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston Arts Fund for supporting the 2015 Able Artists series.

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