This innovative program helps children with communication disorders and special needs improve their communication abilities through musical theatre. Fun, creative games and exercises help students learn to use their bodies and voices to convey emotion, using intelligible speech and varying pitch. The program is led by experienced musical theatre instructors and a special education teacher.
Each session culminates in a final performance for friends and family!
classes taught by: Gerald Jordan – Director of Programs & Education
Class: 10:00-10:45 AM
at Howard County Arts Center, Ellicott City, MD
PERFORMANCE Dec. 7th @ Howard County Arts Center
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Broadway Connections was created in 2009 by CCTA and the Loyola University of Maryland’s Clinical Center to serve youth and teens ages 11-19 with disorders of social communication; including Down Syndrome, Autism, and Autism Spectrum disorders, among others. The goal of the program is to assist participants in furthering their social communication skills within the context of a musical theatre program, enlisting the support of specialists in speech pathology, special education, music, and theatre. Peer volunteers participate as fellow actors, modeling behaviors and interactions for participants. In 2010, Expanding Horizons joined forces with a third partner, the Howard County Public School System, working with special needs teens in the county’s high schools under a grant from the Horizon Foundation.
Broadway Connections is currently represented with a program at Glenelg High School, under the direction of Kassidy Sharp, Glenelg Drama teacher and CCTA Director.
PERFORMANCE 2020: FEB. 26th 6:00-7:00 pm
AT GLENELG HIGH SCHOOL
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Ages 16 & up
A young Adult theatre class for ages 16 & up with differing abilities. The class utilizes Occupational Therapy techniques and theatrical experiences to improve the student’s life skills in the areas of communication, socialization and self esteem while putting together musical performances. This is a free class provided to those in our area with differing abilities due to generous grants and help from Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church
Classes taught by Director: Amy Sonntag – Occupational Therapist
Meets every Friday
Classes at 6:00 pm or 7:15 pm
@ Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church 12101 Linden Linthicum Ln
Clarksville, MD 21029
NOV. 23 LITTLE MERMAID @ HCC, Smith Theatre, 7pm
DEC. 7 CELEBRATION OF SONG @ HCC, Smith Theatre, 7pm
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All of our Special Needs Classes are free to our students due to the generous grants from Community Foundation of Howard County, Howard County Arts Council, Howard County Hospital, Maryland States Arts Coucil, and Northrop Grumman, and our personal donors. We thank you!