Autism Improvised's Flagship Program since 2009!
In the playful environment of improv, Shenanigans develops self-confidence; inspires imagination and creativity; practices more flexible thinking; grows tolerance for unexpected change through better adapting; improves social communication; and grows context awareness, ability to relate, and social connection.
Shenanigans welcomes youth through adults, especially those who are shy or lack self-confidence, have mild-moderate autism or share similar traits, and others who struggle with social communication and rigid thinking. No diagnosis needed. Sibs and peers welcome.
Classes meet in 6-to-8-wk courses year-round. You can also join after we've started. We encourage prospective participants to try out a class before committing to a series.
Shenanigans structures classes according to functional age groups, so age ranges are a guide. (Please note Saturday exception below.) Some participants may relate better to a younger or older group than their chronological age. We will work with you to find the best placement in our programs.
As our participants reach young adulthood and beyond, we move to more traditional improv games, scenes, and activities while continuing to build on social communication and flexible thinking skills.
Note on Roswell Saturday classes:
Our 9:15 class in Roswell is now our Basics class, providing a fun, quality experience on the basics of improv for teens and adults who would struggle in our faster-paced groups. In Basics, we focus on skills like listening, mirroring, nonverbal expression, emotional recognition, and peer interaction.
Our 10:30 class in Roswell is now our Level Up class, providing our traditional improv approach for teens and adults who are capable of following more complex directions, can work with abstract concepts, and are able to maintain the focus needed for group momentum.
Cash, Check, Credit card accepted. Also, NOW waivers and family support funding through BDI, Incommunity. Others considered.