KidsAbility has been an active partner since IICSI was founded, and for many years before that as a partner with ICASP. KidsAbility staff have contributed their expertise, creativity, and logistical support to a range of projects, including the long-running Play Who You Are improvised music workshops; through Play Who You Are, children and youth from KidsAbility have shared generously of their ideas, energy, and talents. These workshops bring professional musicians – often the Improviser-in-Residence – into collaboration with children and youth with a range of abilities; together, the group explore and share their musical sensibilities, skills, and ideas. KidsAbility youth ensembles are frequent and popular performers at the Guelph Jazz Festival. See the IICSI Research Library and ICASP’s Research Collection for documentation and discussion of these workshops.
Proudly founded and supported by local Rotarians since 1957, KidsAbility™ is the recognized leader in Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington for empowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential. Through a talented team of therapists, teachers, support staff and volunteers, over 5,800 children and youth, from birth to age 18, benefited from therapy and support services at our sites in Cambridge, Fergus, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo.
KidsAbility embraces and respects all types of diversity. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. Committed to creating positive space within our organization, at KidsAbility we welcome clients, families, volunteers, staff, and community partners from all ethnic and social backgrounds.
For more information about this IICSI partner please visit their website: kidsability.ca