Above: Debora Totti acts the part of the wolf in the Fable "Four Friends!"
Teacher training workshops series continues at CADA!
The Center for Applied Drama and Autism held the second in a series of workshops for teachers and teaching artists on March 16. We were pleased to be joined by volunteer students who take our Saturday drama classes. These students participated in a simulated class session, allowing our teachers in training to lead exercises and experience working with students on the spectrum. They were all very happy to assist us in providing drama techniques for classroom teachers to utilize during the school day.
CADA will continue to offer teacher training sessions on a quarterly basis. These workshops are taught by co-founders Laura Valendza and Wendy S Duke. The workshops will cover methods and techniques for working with youth and adults on the autism spectrum and other special needs populations. The workshops will take place at CADA’s studio located at 1501 S Hawkins Ave. Each 6-hour workshop focuses on a specific topic:
June 22, 2019: Improv for Autism/Special Needs
Sept 7, 2019: Emotion games/exercises for self-advocacy and dealing with bullying
The six hour workshops are held on Saturdays. CEUS available on request.
Cost of workshops: 6 hours @$150 each. Scholarships available for persons interested in joining CADA as teaching staff. Contact us at 234-678-7830 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll and/or for further information.
Laura Valendza is an intervention specialist and a professional actor. Wendy Duke is a drama and autism specialist who is program director for Theatre on the Spectrum, a day theatre program for adults with special needs. Duke and Valendza have presented drama and autism workshops at Milestones National Autism Conferences, Very Special Arts Intersections conferences, National Autism Society and Greater Akron Autism Society.
Below: Dan from Toledo, leads the group in a game called "Flock of Seagulls."