Academy of Children's Theatre ACT's Spectrum on Stage | Autism Acting ClassesThe Academy of Children's Theatre Spectrum on Stage Autism Acting Classes will launch a groundbreaking program for children on the autism spectrum in November. ACT's "Spectrum on Stage" class will be held on Thursdays beginning November 5 and continuing through December 17. The class is available to students eight years old and up. Class size is limited, and a wait-list is anticipated.

The program is based on theatre for autism techniques demonstrated at the National Autism convention, and the special curriculum has been devised by ACT education director Julie Schroeder who is certified in teaching Drama for Autism.

During the weekly program, the students will learn theatre exercises and games. They also will create and perform stories and short scenes to simulate and reflect lived experiences, allowing students to build and develop life skills.

The program celebrates the unique way children on the autism spectrum process and create. The classroom theatre environment is sensory friendly and the course work is created to build communication skills, self confidence, team building, and creativity. Students involved in the Spectrum on Stage program increase social and cognitive skills, and develop friendships among their peers. [Source: Tri Cities Visitors Bureau]

Address: 213 Wellsian Way, Richland, WA 99352 | Contact: Julie Schroeder, Phone: 509-943-6027, Email:

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