Discovery Arts programs were introduced in response to the community’s need for specialized art programming for children with learning differences and/or physical disabilities, such as those associated with Autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, among other causes. Young Audiences of Houston aligns program content with Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) academic standards, exposing youth to a vast array of tailored, therapeutic arts experiences that develop skills in the five Core SEL Competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making.


Read about our partnerships on Edutopia - Inspiring Students with Special Needs through Filmmaking

Resource Links: 

CASEL Core SEL Competencies:

Autism Speaks, Resource Guide:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association, Resources:

NEW Discovery Arts At-Home Digital Resource Library: 

Are you a parent or teacher serving someone with special needs or learning differences? Young Audiences of Houston is launching Discovery Arts At-Home, a new digital resource library for special needs populations. Discovery Arts At-Home is a registration-only resource collection for anyone who is looking for tailor-made resources and activities for individuals with learning differences, physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, sensory needs, and more. 

Discovery Arts At-Home includes video activities led by highly-trained teaching artists, written activity guides, and collected resources for teachers and caregivers. To get access today, simply fill out the registration form below and our staff will reach out to provide you the link.


For more information please call Christine Phares, 713.520.9264 x113, or email us at​

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