WHAT WE Do

Provide curriculum AND coaching to help you launch a theater program for performers with developmental disabilities

 

MISSION

 

Platform individuals with intellectual disabilities so they can relieve fears and raise expectations.

It is often difficult for people with intellectual disabilities to thrive in an academic setting. When given the opportunity to participate in theater, individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to grow into adults who engage with their community. PLU theater curriculum develops each actor’s conversational, relational, and social skills, providing them with a place to connect, develop, and belong.


The PEOPLE LIKE US team has done a phenomenal job showcasing the strengths and abilities of special needs individuals.
— Maureen McGowan, Lakeland Community Theater, Education Director

MILESTONES

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Celebrate the lives of six individuals with disabilities through our transformational doc

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Work in China twice, watching fears diminish and expectations rise

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Share the doc in 7 countries

Encourage Brittnie's in writing her second book

Lauren was hired

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Gather 1200+ people for the documentary premiere

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Host workshops for students to understand their peers with disabilities and watch them commit to inclusion

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Celebrate Jimmy and Jessica's engagement

Provide a Spanish translation of the documentary

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Support Sean as he moved out

 

WHY WE Platform

Because society has a largely false perception of their limitations & abilities, individuals
with intellectual disabilities remain regularly undermined. Research suggests, however, 
that providing society with both information & contact transforms negative attitudes into
inclusive mindsets.

 

PEOPLE LIKE US WAS BIRTHED FROM A SIMPLE SITUATION:

Sisters learning to get along. 

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KIRSTI: A 21-year old college grad

 

 

EMMA: 17-year-old diva with Down syndrome

 

 

CURRENT STATUS: Best friends

Through considering the benefits she has personally experienced from Emma’s life, Kirsti’s passion for igniting this embracing attitude in others was born & encourages society to engage, rather than avoid, individuals with intellectual disabilities, reminding us that they are simply

PEOPLE LIKE US