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The Autism Education Project  

Actors for Autism is a theater education program specifically aimed at increasing social awareness and understanding of people on the autism spectrum. The Autism Education Project will create original material that will be performed by adults with autism spectrum disorders in public elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Through these performances, Actors for Autism will create a mutually beneficial open dialogue of understanding, empathy, and tolerance between individuals with ASD and their communities. Through carefully guided instruction and creative rapport, the actors will help design, develop, and initiate shows that engage children, teachers, administrators, and parents. While developing their own significant body of work, the performers will receive payment for their performances, while helping to dispel fears about interacting with people with ASD. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number 6916FS
Principal Investigator Wolf, Alisa
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Community Inclusion Programs
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5SB. Conduct one study to examine how self-directed community-based services and supports impact children, youth, and adults with ASD across the spectrum by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $6,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Actors for Autism
State/Country California
Web Link 1 The Autism Education Project (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects The Autism Education Project | $24,769.50 | 2009 | 6916FS