Our Mission:   We inspire the growth and empowerment of diverse individuals on the autism spectrum and those with cognitive/physical disabilities through theatre-based programming.

Our Vision: We imagine a world where our diverse community unites to celebrate and advocate for a more inclusive future so people of all abilities can choose to navigate the stage and the world effectively.


Center for Applied Drama and Autism
& Theatre on the Spectrum

​Jordan Euell's Writers' Room fall session -- collaborating and developing a script!
Our monthly Open Mic is streamed live on FB. This is our tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
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Ohio Arts Council logo
Brandon and his rabbit puppet leading a Zoom class
New logo for center for applied drama and autism
GAR Foundation logo
Akron Community Foundation logo
Our work is brought to you in part by the generosity of the following organizations:
The Forgotten Dead, featuring Theatre on the Spectrum
 Now Showing on PBS Western Reserve Channels 45/49
movie poster for The Forgotten Dead
Join us for a one day workshop that will focus on the power of drama-based games and activities to develop social skills, emotional growth and understanding of body language and facial expressions. Taught by co-founders Laura Valendza and Wendy Duke, this workshops will help you provide drama activities that increase accessibility and inclusive practices in the classroom, in your theatre program, or in your community-based organization.