Do you—or people you represent—have a developmental disability and use words to communicate? Consider partnering with Cow Tipping Press for literary writing classes that empower adult students, develop support staff, and share the distinct personalities and assets of people with developmental disabilities for local and national audiences.
We run three semesters of programming yearly: in the fall (October/November), spring (February/March), and summer (June/July). These include both a limited number of open enrollment classes for individuals as well as opportunities for scaled partnership at the organizational level. Classes are held in a variety of community locations in the Twin Cities. Our full-fledged package includes staff training, five two-hour classes, and the publication and celebration of a customized book.
Cow Tipping teachers use differentiated instruction methods to cater to diverse learners. Sometimes that means exploring new topics and genres. Sometimes it’s transcribing students’ speech. And sometimes it’s simply creating space for their fresh inventive voices. For nearly all students, it’s the first time they’ve published writing. A number have gone on to read their work at galas and slam poetry events. 97% say they are proud of the work they create.
We’ve partnered creatively where budgets are constrained. We’re also happy to assist with language for grants at places like MRAC, the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, the State Arts Board, Bigelow, or the National Endowment for the Arts. To request a proposal or just learn more information, please contact Bryan Boyce. Cow Tipping Press wants to help share your diverse, incredible voices with the world!
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