Our Mission:   We inspire the growth and empowerment of diverse individuals on the autism spectrum 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!
Teachers created a Zoom performance in our August Teacher Training Workshop.  New Workshops now scheduled for Dec/Jan
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Knight Foundation logo
Ohio Arts Council logo
Brandon and his rabbit puppet leading a Zoom class
scene from Mario's New Friend showing actors in their zoom boxes
New Teacher Workshops!
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
Join us for mystery, dinner and a celebration of our students' accomplishments on Saturday, December 5th. We are holding our annual fund-raiser online this year, featuring another original murder mystery created by a team of students and faculty!  The Joe Newsense Show features a host who might resemble a very popular podcaster with a show that attracts millions of viewers. Who among his staff and fans has the motive, means and opportunity to shut up Joe for good?  

Our fund-raiser features a variety of ways to support CADA. You can order a dinner from Panda Express to enjoy along with the performance. You can also become a sponsor and help support our company as we grow and expand online!
The Cast of Total Newsense
Winter CADA Classes!
movie poster for The Forgotten Dead