April 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery County Observes Autism Awareness Month

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month throughout April with engaging programs, activities and mini-events with the focus of “sharing positive, respectful and accurate information about autism while informing the community about the variety of resources available in Montgomery County.” “It is so important to provide inclusive parks and programming to welcome individuals […]

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May 9, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic: Meet ArtStream’s Madeleine Barry

Meet the engaging Director from ArtStream, Madeleine Barry. She shares all about the creative process and the fun and learning on and off the stage. Don’t miss this exciting episode. Upcoming shows this week at the JCC in Rockville. Visit www. OR Call 301 565-4567.

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December 14, 2015 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Transitioning From School to Work (VIDEO)

Do you know of someone with special needs that will be transitioning from school into the workforce and independent living? This episode of Connecting Our Community is both inspiring and information packed with guests from different non-profits involved with the Transition Work Group. For half of the show, host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Nicolette Stearns, […]

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August 25, 2013 | Marian Merewitz

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Episode #64

Do you know of a young adult with special needs who has tried to transition to the work force? On this episode of Connecting Our Community you will find out about an organization that is trying to improve the transition for young people with special needs going from school to independence.   On the first […]

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May 7, 2013 | Staff Writer

ArtStream Performs at Olney Theatre

The Gaithersburg Inclusive Theatre Companies of ArtStream present four performances of two musical plays at Olney Theatre on May 9 – May 11. The two comedies feature actors with and without intellectual disabilities. GOLDFALL, an epic adventure in the James Bond tradition, and One Love to Give: A Knot Tied Twice, an over the top […]

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September 25, 2012 | Staff Writer

An Artstream Scene

A scene from ArtStream’s third annual gala at Round House Theatre on Sept. 24: Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews, center, with (l) J.P. Illaramendi, an ArtStream actor and Board member and (r) Alysha Wagner, an ArtStream mentor and senior at Northwest High School. For more info:

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June 15, 2012 | Staff Writer

ArtStream Rehearsal (Video)

ArtStream OnStage presents a double bill of fun theater this weekend and next from Inclusive Theatre Companies, which stages productions showcasing the talents of adults with intellectual disabilities. First up, set sail aboard the SS Spirit with “All Hands on Deck: A Topsy Turvy Trip.” The crew has had it. They refuse to work, leaving […]

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