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Our 2018 Spring Session is here! Read about all of our different programs for kids, teens, and adults, including  

     • Movin' & Groovin'

     • Acting and Improvisation

     • Social Nights

And of course our On The Road program that brings the fun right to your door!



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Acting Antics offers unique opportunities for children, teens, and adults who have difficulty with social skills or a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. We believe in using the creative arts to encourage social skills and communication growth.

The best way to learn is by having fun! At Acting Antics we capitalize on the strengths and abilities of our participants to observe and copy gestures, tones of voice, and mannerisms. The built-in structures that theatre and music provide can help the development of social understanding and flexible thinking through the opportunity to act and react in everyday situations.

OUR FOUNDER


In January 2007, Cindy Schneider opened

the doors to the Acting Antics Art Center

and ever since has been providing music

and theater programming for youngsters of

all ages and ability levels. Schneider's book,

Acting Antics: A Theatrical Approach to

Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and

Teens with Asperger Syndrome, was also

published that year.

Cindy Schneider's Book, "Acting Antics: A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
Cindy Schneider, Founder, Acting Antics

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ACTING ANTICS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing socialization opportunities through theatre and music to those with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum and other social cognition needs.

A special educator by trade and an avid thespian, Cindy Schneider, experimented with offering theater workshops for youth on the autism spectrum and found them to be natural actors.

The response to initial theater workshops in the year 2000 was so positive that over the next several years she began to build a theater program specifically for children on the autism spectrum. She operated out of YMCAs, county recreation programs, or wherever she could find a space.