“Take Wings” teen Asperger workshop
Caitlin Donnelly 09/23/10
The Salt City Center for the Performing Arts will hold its first theater workshop for teens with Asperger’s syndrome, titled “Take Wings,” from October 2 to November 6. The six-week program will run Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road in Dewitt.
The workshop was inspired by an article in American Theater magazine about similar workshops for children with Asperger’s Syndrome across the country, said Pat Lotito, director of the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts. “Take Wings” is specifically designed for those with Asperger’s because many have strong verbal skills, but lack social skills.
“Through theater games, improvisation and role playing, emotional responses will be invoked, which will translate to real life situations and help the teens to better identify certain social cues,” said Lotito.
“Take Wings” will be conducted by Victoria King, a performer, writer and director with a New York State Teachers Certificate in Performing Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Actors Studio in the New School University. King has worked with children and teens in the past and will be a kind, patient leader of the new program, said Lotito.
The program is for teens 13 to 16 from Syracuse and the surrounding communities. Parents can contact Lotito if they wish to enroll a child outside this age group. The cost is $45 per teen. For early registration, or for more information, contact Pat Lotito at 446-6798.
CATEGORY: Special Education
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EDITION: Skaneateles Press