Elaine Hall, author of “The Seven Keys to Unlock Autism,” founder and artistic director of The Miracle Project:, an evidence-based, award-winning program that uses music, dance and theatre to expand the potential of children with autism, is teaming up with the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) for a free lecture.
The lecture will discuss how Hall’s The Miracle Project program uses performing arts to provide children on the autism spectrum with tools to build communication, social skills and self-esteem through inclusive theatre, and how she intends to implement that program at MPAC.
The event is hosted by The Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.
The reason this lecture is so important is because 2.5% of children in New Jersey are diagnosed with autism, considerably higher than the national average of 1.5%. To help meet the growing needs of those affected with autism, The Mayo Performing Arts Center, Elaine Hall and The Miracle Project are bringing a new course curriculum to children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs in 2017.
MPAC will offer The Miracle Project, a unique, inclusive program, for the first time anywhere in New Jersey. The program utilizes music, dance and theatre to unlock the creativity, personalities, and great potential of children with autism and their neurotypical peers.
The lecture is set for Mon., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. For tickets, call the box office at 973.539.8008, or go to www.mayoarts.org.