The performing arts can be an incredibly useful tool in helping individuals on the autism spectrum cope with social anxiety or social awkwardness. In this episode of Language of Business, hear from innovators in this space like Carol Feldman-Bass, creator of Needham-based Social Dynamix, a program that uses improvisation, psychodrama, and creative play to develop effective social communications; and Pam Ferro and Don Lambert, cofounders of the Spectrum Empowerment Project in Fall River, who marry a theater troupe with meaningful employment for those with autism. And get a look inside Lesley University’s drama therapy program with faculty member Ed Schreiber, who teaches psychodrama, along with administrators and current graduate students.
About the series: Language of Business is a video series that informs and inspires entrepreneurs, anyone considering a start-up, or a small business looking for a new idea. Hear about strategies that usually work, and strategies that often don’t, from people who have been there and done that. Hosted by Gregory Stoller, Harvard MBA and Senior Lecturer at Boston University Questrom School of Business.
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