The Johnny Stallings Arts Program

Merrimack Hall’s Johnny Stallings Arts Program is the most important part of our activities. We provide arts education, and social and cultural opportunities to people through five program components: Dance Your Dreams!, Project UP, Inspired HeARTs, Camp Merrimack and The Connection. In total, JSAP serves more than 400 people living with a variety of developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, and other conditions. To learn more about each JSAP component, please visit the links at left. To volunteer, enroll a child, or donate to JSAP, please call (256) 534-6455 or e-mail

JSAP is part of Merrimack Hall's STAR Outreach Program. We provide scholarships to our music, theatre and dance workshops, tickets to underserved in the community arts education programs for children and teens with special needs, and resources for other local nonprofits. For details, click here.