Educational

No Barriers

This piece is about the intersection between individuals with autism and performing. I explored how acting can be therapeutic for those with autism. I also followed an example, Samantha Elisofon, of a person living with autism who is talented in music and theater. Samantha was in a movie, Keep the Change, that has gotten a lot of recognition. In the film, non-neurotypical actors play the main roles—the characters they play are neuro-atypical as well. They screened some of the movie at the UN for Autism awareness month and invited Samantha to speak.