DOES BEING ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM LIMIT YOU ? THESE FAMOUS AND VERY ACCOMPLISHED PEOPLE SAY NO,NO,NO,NO!
Stephen Spielburg, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Alfred Hitchcock, Bill Gates, Darryl Hannah, Jerry Seinfeld….to name a few.
AND NEITHER DOES FOOTLIGHTS THEATRE.
At FOOTLIGHTS, we have had cast members on the autism spectrum and many children attending the Drama Classes. A good number of these children have gone onto a variety of promising careers
HOW DO THE CLASSES BENEFIT CHILDREN ON THE SPECTRUM ?
IMAGINATION and ORIGINAL THINKING…using concepts outside the box.
EYE CONTACT AND PROJECTING VOICE AND EMOTIONS….fun games, using props or costumes IF suitable.
MEMORISING and REPETITION in the form of short sketches within the limits of each child.
ENCOURAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION.
FOOTLIGHTS…IT’S FOR YOU.