Trinity Rep’s Active Imagination Network
In partnership with a variety of service organizations throughout Rhode Island, we offer engaging and high-spirited curriculum, which includes acting and improvisation, in order to give children and adults on the autism spectrum, with cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, and other needs the tools they need to learn, communicate, and build self-esteem.
TRAIN’s curriculum is designed to:
- Instill pragmatic skills such as initiating and maintaining conversations, building long-term friendships, problem solving, and conflict resolution
- Enhance coping skills, such as goal-setting and relaxation techniques
- Raise students’ self-esteem by encouraging and rewarding autonomy and a willingness to take positive risks
- Give teachers and therapists the skills necessary to incorporate the arts into their classes and sessions on a permanent basis
Through TRAIN, we currently work with the following Rhode Island institutions that serve children on the autism spectrum or who suffer from chronic illness:
To find out how you can bring drama into your classroom or sign up for TRAIN classes near you, firstname.lastname@example.org.