FREE Theater Workshop for Young Adults with AutismJanuary 16, 2017
Theatre has been in the service of disability since ages, though it is a recent phenomena, it has been proven effective in certain key areas of development in the case of autism. Theatre is being used as a tool to improve peer interaction and help them to manage social situations. For people with autism, theatre could be used as a method to learn social skills, communicate, develop speech language integration of senses and here in this workshop they would have an opportunity to increase their confidence and develop passion as they practice to improve their skills, feel a sense of community, and have a means of self-expression. Further, theatre can be helpful in practicing real-life situations and conflicts a safe environment as there are no true consequence and a lack of pressure to react ‘correctly’ to a certain situation. Most importantly it would be fun fun with all the lists of our activities that would be a learning process and at the same time, one that they would take delight in.
The Autism Society Philippines and the University of the Philippines Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts brings you a Theater Workshop for Young Adults with Autism. The workshop activities include: Theatre games, Improvisational acting, Puppetry and Storytelling, Props and Set construction and Engaging in an Imaginative play.
Date and time: January 18, 25, February 1, 8 — Wednesdays — from 2pm to 4:30pm. The group will present a one-act play on February 11, Saturday as the culminating activity of the National Autism Consciousness Week.
Venue: Autism Society Philippines Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree St., Brgy. Sacred Heart Quezon City
What to wear: comfortable clothes
What to bring: food (snacks), water bottle and extra extra clothes
To sign up for this FREE FREE FREE worskhop series, here are the requirements:
– PWA must be at least 16 years old, verbal/non-verbal and can take directions (with or without caregiver). Caregivers are welcome to assist.
– PWA must be able to attend all four sessions and the final show.
– Parent must be willing to answer surveys.
– Parent must be willing to sign a release for the young adults with autism to be photographed and filmed.
– Parent must fill out the form below.
For inquiries, please contact Cenin at +632-413-1942. [Source: ASP Website]