Donnie Welch is a poet and educator from New York City. He runs poetry workshops for youth and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities. These workshops are grounded in social-emotional learning and based on the idea that movement skills and sensory integration go hand-in-hand with literacy learning; that movement helps us understand rhythm, rhythm helps us understand poetry, and poetry helps us understand each other. He founded Donnie Welch Poetry to work with schools, cultural institutions, and private partners to make arts education more inclusive and accessible for learners of all abilities.
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