This morning my son and I visited an arts program at L'Arche Toronto. Sol Express runs two programs during the year: One is for actors with disabilities and the other is for creative artists with disabilities.
They each run two days a week, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The L'Arche building in the Pape and Danforth area is a beautiful renovated church with studios upstairs. I wrote about visiting the original L'Arche community, founded by Canadian humanist Jean Vanier, in France a couple of years ago. L'Arche brings adults with and without intellectual disabilities together to live and work as peers in 147 communities around the world.
The summer is a little bit different at Sol Express, but my son and I dropped in on some warm-up exercises for performers. We sat in a circle and did some name games with gestures with two artists leading the group and about six other participants. By the way, I just wrote down every single one's name, so the game worked.