The Miracle Project Brown University

February 3-5, 2017
Training Program in Rhode Island
Professional Development Credits

In February 2017, The Miracle Project an evidence-based theater, film and expressive arts program, for children, teens and young adults of all abilities and disabilities (verbal and non-verbal) will offer training and certification programs at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Miracle Project (TMP), founded in 2004 by Elaine Hall, a film and TV acting coach and mother of an autistic son, was established for individuals with autism and other disabilities, as well as their typically developing siblings and peers. It is recognized as the first systematic, evidence-based  program to introduce theatre and performing arts to enhance quality of life and relationships and to change negative societal stereotypes about disabilities. TMP has been proven effective in supporting social and communication skills, easing anxiety and enhancing relationships with typically developing peers, as documented in HBO’s EMMY Award winning film, Austim the Musical


TMP- Brown brings together two successful, established programs, -TMP based in Los Angeles, CA (Founder, Elaine Hall) and Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) a program in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Brown University (Co-founders, Julie Adams Strandberg and Rachel Balaban) and includes Dr. Barry Prizant, award winning author, international autism expert and speech-language pathologist, and adjunct professor in the TAPS department.


*registration options*
day 1 only or all 3 days

Level 1

3-Day Training February 3-5, 2017

Brown University

Day One - Inclusion From WithIn (I Win) Connecting to Children, Teens and Young adults on the Autism Spectrum:

Participants in this groundbreaking all-day workshop will be prepared to understand autism in a new way - and to develop the interpersonal skills and interactive styles to be supportive partners, staff, and volunteers.

Day Two - The Miracle Project Expressive Arts

Participants will learn how to use music, movement, storytelling, creative dramatics and improvisation to create effective interactions with individuals with autism, highlight individual strengths and abilities, improve communication and behavior, and develop social skills.

Day Three - The Miracle Project Performing Arts

Participants will learn techniques to help individuals with autism and other disabilities develop self-confidence, self-regulation and performance techniques. This will include viewing videos of performances starring individuals with and without autism (verbal and non-verbal).

Training Fee

Day 1 Only = $175  |  All 3 Days = $400
Registrations received by Oct. 15 qualify for an “early bird” rate of $375. A discounted fee of $350 is also offered if three or more individuals register from one institution or organization.
This training is subsidized by Brown University and other grants, and normally costs $850.

Limited space available.

Frequently Asked Questions
full training schedule

information packet