Inclusion can be easier than you think.

We help educators use the arts to create more inclusive and more effective learning environments for neurodivergent students.


Everyone deserves access to quality education.

But if you’re like most educators, you may feel ill-equipped to offer meaningful instruction to your students with developmental disabilities.

People Like Us can help!

We teach educators how to use the performing arts to help students with intellectual differences realize their academic and social potential.

Level the playing field.

By incorporating the arts into your classroom, you can:
Discover creative teaching strategies for all students
Grow your confidence in teaching students with disabilities
More easily manage and get to the root of disruptive classroom behaviors
Inspire inclusivity among your students
So your students have an opportunity to:
Feel welcome and valued by their peers
Accelerate social emotional learning
Boost their academic performance
Experience dignity
No performing arts experience? No problem.

Get step-by-step guidance
& done-for-you curriculum.

Teaching Strategies

Get best practices for engaging students with and without disabilities.

$99 | 4 Hours


Equip students to develop active listening, speech, and critical thinking skills.

$99 | 5 Hours

Teaching Movement

Help students develop proprioception, self-regulation, and motor coordination.

$99 | 5 Hours

Teaching Theater

Equip students to develop social awareness, speech, literacy, and independence.

$99 | 6 Hours

The People Like Us Collection includes all four courses, all accompanying resources, and exclusive content.

$299 | 20 hours of professional development

Affordable professional development you’ll actually use.

Grow your confidence with evidence-based tips and tools

Keep your students on track with easy-to-use lesson plans

Follow real-life examples by watching other teachers in action

Go at your own pace with bite-sized, on-demand instruction

Have peace of mind with our money-back guarantee

People with disabilities can do so much more.

Too often, society underestimates and undermines people with disabilities.

Honestly, I did, too… until my sister Emma, born with Down syndrome, performed in her first theater production and showed me exactly what she’s capable of.

In those moments, the idea for People Like Us was born.

Since then, we’ve assembled a team of educators, therapists, advocates, and performers with disabilities to develop arts-based curriculum so students of all abilities can thrive.

Kirsti Lewis | Founder, People Like Us

Your best classroom is this close. 

Get the tools you need.

Our courses are evidence-based and practical. You’ll be able to put your new skills to use right away.

Make learning fun and joyful.

Every course is packed with lessons and plug-and-play activities. Students love them!

See all your students thrive.

As your confidence soars, your students’ will, too. Everyone will rise to the occasion.

Common Questions

Do I need performing arts experience?

Absolutely not. Our courses give you everything you need to plan, execute, and troubleshoot performing arts curriculum in your classroom. No experience required!

Are the courses appropriate for students with more severe behaviors?

Yes. You deserve tips and tools for every situation. That's why we include our bonus Behavior as Communication workbook with each course. With this resource, you can uncover the hidden meaning behind disruptive behaviors and more effectively manage them in your own classroom.

What if I don't want to put on a production?

You don't have to! Our courses give you everything you need to use the arts in your classroom, not just on a stage.

How long can I access my courses?

You get 24/7, on-demand access for 24 months. Refer back again and again as you implement what you learn in your own classroom!

How do I access the content?

You can access course content from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. Anywhere, anytime!

Is there financial aid available?

If cost is a concern, we have grant opportunities available! Email for more information.

Are your courses only for teachers?

No! Our courses are also designed for community theaters, transition programs, curious parents, and school-based therapists like OTs and SLPs.

What is a CEU? Are you a licensed CEU provider?

CEU stands for “continuing education unit.” You may be more familiar with the term PDH (“professional development hour") or CPE ("continuing professional education").  These terms are interchangeable and refer to the continuing education credits that educators and therapists need for recertification.

CEU/PDH/CPE approval and licensure is a district-by-district decision. Be sure to get approval from your school district before starting your course(s). Use this justification letter template if you need help getting started.

Can I request a purchase order?

Of course! Email if your district needs information to set us up as a new vendor and/or to request a purchase order.

May I have a peek at the course syllabus before I purchase?
What if I'm not happy with my course(s)?

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Simply email

Is there an option for more hands-on support?

Yes! We offer in-person and virtual consulting services. Check them out here!

$89 Yours for free!

Putting on a Production:

Red Riding Hood

Teach communication, social emotional learning, and more by involving your entire classroom in a performance of this classic fairy tale.
Comprehensive curriculum (65 pages)
Video-based instruction (15 modules)
Original score, choreography videos, and costume designs
Customizable posters and playbills

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