The primary mission of Arts & Services for Disabled is to provide life-long learning, community service and career opportunities through the creative arts for people with disabilities in an environment of warmth, encouragement and respect.
Arts & Services for Disabled offers full-time arts programming for adults with developmental disabilities at four program sites in the South Bay area:
Achieving Results Together (ART) ART Center/Main Office
3626 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804
Therapeutic Arts Program II (TAP II) TAPII
1903 W. 169th St.
Gardena, CA 90247
Encouraging Personal Independence (EPI center) EPI
3926 W. 139th St.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Cultural Education Center for the Arts (CECA) CECA
3827 W. Rosecrans
Hawthorne, CA 90250
All programs offer classes in the visual and performing arts in addition to assistance with building:
Basic self-care and life skills
Gross and fine motor ability
Memory and cognitive ability
Communication and social skills
Arts & Services also facilitates the community integration of people with developmental disabilities through meaningful and purposeful community-based activities including:
Community service through volunteering
Earning income and developing an arts career by making, showing, and marketing art as well as creating and managing art related businesses.
Engaging in cultural activities in the community
HOW WE ARE SUPPORTED BY THE COMMUNITY!
Strategic community partnership support our mission to envision an inclusive community life for our students. In addition, these community partners collaborate with Arts & Services in bringing the arts to the community and making them accessible for everyone to afford the benefits of the arts. Here is an exciting list of community projects and our community partners. By no means is this list complete, but it is a great sample of the amazing partnerships and friendship we have developed over the years.