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For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

Registration Now Open for IPFW Community Arts Academy Workshop for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Community Arts Academy (CAA) will be offering Shakespeare’s Island, a class specifically for students ages 10–18 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The classes will take place every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Walb Union, Rooms 222–226, located at 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard. Classes will begin March 13 and end April 17. The cost of the workshop is regularly $49; however, the AWS Foundation is awarding scholarships to cover the cost for those in need. A caregiver is required to attend with each student.

Each one-hour session is set to help students improve their ability to recognize emotions and enhance communication skills. Titled, Yes you “Will” on Shakespeare’s Island!, classes will include games based on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

The classes will be taught by CAA drama instructor Gloria Minnich, who was trained in the Hunter Heartbeat Method (HHM) at Ohio State University during the Shakespeare and Autism Workshop. She worked with students on the autism spectrum in small group settings. Minnich will have an assistant, who is also trained in HHM, and up to three additional helpers.

To register for the workshop, call 260-481-6059. There will be no online registrations.

For more information, contact Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 or hainesmd@ipfw.edu.

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