Individuals with autism sometimes need extra support when there has been a change in routine. The start of the film program will be a major change in routine and the support of these therapists will be very valuable. The trained staff will help the children with transitions, social interactions and help them keep focus on their assigned task.
Providing ABA trained therapists to assist staff and volunteers will be beneficial to multiple parties: the individuals with autism primarily as well as their parents, as having on-site behavioral therapists will provide peace of mind and comfort.
Creating a film is a monumental effort for any group, but for those with ASD, vital skills must be mastered, including cooperation, negotiation, listening, and taking direction. They will be introduced to animation, set design, script-writing, acting, prop/set building, wardrobe, make-up and budgeting. They will learn the marketable skills of filmmaking and leave with a film credit and an addition to their resume. For many, this will be their first experience of job training.
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