All Kids Included - Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids (AKI)

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All Kids Included – Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids (AKI) promotes inclusive arts and cultural programs in school settings and throughout the community so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts.


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Click on the links below for more information about AKI programs and upcoming events:

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Families are invited to explore their creativity and imagination through interactive expressive arts and healing modalities: Sat, November 5, 2016... More
Activities and artists presented in collaboration with Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Family Storytelling Festivals and O, Miami... More
Celebrating inclusion, empowerment and determination, the All Kids Included art competition is open to all students in grades Pre K-12 residing in... More
The AKI Family Arts Festival is a FREE multidisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with and without disabilities... More
Let's Get Ready to Visit the Museum with "Going to the Museum" - A Guide to Preparing New Visitors for a Museum Experience... More
Let's Get Ready to Go to the Show with "Going to the Show" - A Guide to Preparing New Audiences for a Live Performing Arts Experience... More
AKI PD trainings provide a hands-on approach to learning about inclusive strategies and adaptive techniques for including every learner... More
When you see the Sensory-Friendly symbol, you know the event or performance is designed for individuals with sensory processing and autism disorders... More
Shadow Interpreted Theater uses specially trained sign language interpreters who perform as “shadows” alongside voiced actors during a live... More
VSA FLORIDA ANIMATION GETS REAL Summer Camp for Teens with Autism and Related Disabilities... More
FREE DANCE WORKSHOPS: "A New Definition of Dance” features internationally renowned dancers of exceptional merit, who also have disabilities.
Have fun, make friends, and get creative in this inclusive, socially-oriented arts program for children and youth with and without disabilities... More
"Zot Artz - Arts for All" by artist-inventor Dwayne Szot offers all individuals an opportunity for creative expression through arts and mobility... More

All Kids Included – Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids (AKI) promotes inclusive arts and cultural programs in school settings and throughout the community so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts.  The AKI Steering Group is comprised of over 50 expert individuals representing the interests of children with disabilities and helps guide the work of the AKI initiative. 

AKI’s purpose is to increase the number of quality arts experiences accessible to children with disabilities and their families, and to promote the benefit and importance of inclusionary arts and cultural programs both in school settings and the community.  This is done by making resources available to non-profit organizations, including funding, ideas, information, technical assistance and programs.

Currently, there are more than a dozen model demonstration projects being developed and/or implemented through the AKI initiative, including:  the annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival, the Going to the Show and Going to the Museum guides for new audiences and visitors, the Sensory-Friendly Access Symbol and Sensory-Friendly Toolkit for Cultural Organizations, the Shadow Interpreted Theater Program for Children and Families, and Youth Arts in the Parks.


The All Kids Included – Accessible Art Experiences for Kids (AKI) initiative was developed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs in 2006 and is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and in part through grant funding provided by The Children’s Trust.  The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.