Welcome to TRAP!
The Rhythmic Arts Project founded in 1997 by Eddie Tuduri educates individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Differences by embracing a curriculum that encompasses rhythm as a modality to address basic life and learning skills as well as reading, writing and arithmetic.
TRAP's ongoing efforts provide its students with the tools and confidence needed to succeed in the world, while teaching the world understanding and compassion. Group teaching occurs in an environment that is supportive and fun. Members naturally develop confidence and a positive self-image.
The Rhythmic Arts Project is a non-profit 501(C)(3) company. We honor and celebrate diversity, regardless of disability, religion, race, creed or ethnicity.
What we are not: The Rhythmic Arts Project is not a drum circle facilitation. We do not teach drums or percussion save the ability to integrate our methodology through this medium.
To competently direct the acquisition of reading, writing, arithmetic, and social skills of children and adults who are intellectually or developmentally different; to train trainers and teachers in a peer reviewed curriculum; to extend these training methods and curriculum to typical children; to engage local and world wide communities in this mission; and to join these to benefit through inclusion, all the children and adults of the world.
Outdated language and words to describe people with disabilities contributes greatly to perpetuating old stereotypes. No longer should we view people with disabilities as helpless or tragic victims. Read more...The article will open in a separate window for you to view or print out. Close the article window to return to the TRAP website.