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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Knight Foundation logo
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
Winter CADA Classes!
movie poster for The Forgotten Dead
Artist Mac Love brought together Akron area artists to create a unique deck of playing cards with an Akron focus. We are excited to share that Theatre on the Spectrum is represented as the five of diamonds! We submitted a photo of some of our actors posing at Schneider Park, which is the source of inspiration for our upcoming project "Along the Graveyard Path (A History of Disability). Cards can be purchased at Akron on Deck's web site. The cards may also be purchased at: Sand Run Pharmacy, Zeber-Martell Gallery and Clay Studio, Smile Inside in Downtown Akron, and Artisan Coffee (East) on Canton Road.