Developing the Self in a Community through Poetry and AI June 3, 2024 at 4:15 pm

Individuals with Intellectual disabilities often live without having control within their lives. Using AI technologies allow individuals with ID the opportunity to create a world where they have a voice within a community. One example of this use of AI is Friday Poets group, where adults with ID convene around the ideas of creativity, mutual respect, inclusion, and an appreciation for diverse perspectives.

Within the context of creative expression, AI provides a platform where any participant has the ability to present themself however they choose. This sense of empowerment allows individuals with ID to enter an equitable space with peers of any ability. It is our expectation that this new sense of empowerment will be reflected across a variety of environments for adults with ID.

Key Learning Outcomes

1) Participants in this presentation will learn skills to integrate artificial intelligence into their practice.
2) Participants in this presentation will learn about different artificial intelligence tools that will support individuals in developing language, descriptive skills, and images that are representative of their ideas.
3) Participants in this presentation will have the opportunity to see how artificial intelligence tools were used with individuals to create poetry and visualizations of that poetry to enhance their individual expression, connections to one another, and to a greater community.


Ingram, Joseph, Armfield, Armfield, Oxley
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