The People Like Us Collection

Comprehensive online courses and resources to help you create better learning environments for students with developmental disabilities.

Give every student a part to play.

With The Collection, you’ll have everything you need to leverage the power of the performing arts for all your students.

4 complete courses + 20 CEUs + more than 150 downloadable resources + exclusive content

$997 value for just $299

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 in your classroom.

Teaching Music

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

Teaching Movement

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

Teaching Theater

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

Plus 150+ resources you can use in your classroom today.

18 Choice Cards

Support choice making, independence, and self-advocacy.

Identity Web Template

Help students share about themselves and connect to one another.

Lesson Plan Templates

Develop infinite lesson plans with these plug-and-play templates.

4 Social Stories

Use social stories to help students better name and understand their feelings.

31 Music Activities

Implement fun, engaging musical activities into your own lesson plans.

Note Values & Rhythms Sheets

Facilitate important math and counting skills through music.

21 Movement Activities

Implement ready-to-go movement activities into your own lesson plans.

Collection of Poems

Use non-traditional readings to inspire creativity in your students.

Powerful Playlists

Access specially curated playlists to make the most of your warm-up time.

29 Theater Activities

Facilitate important math and counting skills through music.

My Guide to the Theater

Help performers know what to expect in rehearsals, tips and tricks, and a glossary of terms.

Casting Guide

Make effective casting choices to engage students of all abilities.

Behavior as Communication Workbook

$79 Value

Uncover the mystery behind disruptive classroom behaviors so you can handle them with less frustration.

The Collection Exclusives

Every behind-the-scenes resource you need to put on a spectacular production.

5 Week-by-Week Schedule Breakdowns, including Artistic Development, Fall, Spring, Summer, and 8-Week Classroom Schedules

Rehearsal Schedule Template

In-the-Know Letter to Parents

3 Application Templates: Troupe Member, Teaching Assistant, and Volunteer

Waiver to Participate Template

Playbill Template

Poster Template

Budget Template

Prop Checklist

Affordable CEUs 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 and know you're doing it right

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

Have peace of mind with our money-back guarantee

Get the tools you need to make the difference you want.

Engage students with disabilities in fun and meaningful ways

More easily manage difficult classroom behaviors

Decrease frustration and feel re-energized

Discover nontraditional learning activities for all students

Inspire inclusivity among your students

Bring more joy to your classroom

Grow your skills through expert instruction.

Allison Ballard has a Master of Arts in dance movement psychotherapy. As an artist, she uses her skills to help people with disabilities explore their creative potential. She’s worked with this population for more than 25 years.

Cameron Hayes studied vocal performance at Florida State University before becoming a middle- and high-school educator in Central Florida. 

Christena Barcelo is a performer with William’s Syndrome. She’s been expressing herself through dance since she was a little girl.

John Pierce has performed in community and professional theaters for more than 40 years. He’s taught theater at the high school and collegiate level. His daughter, Ella, has Down syndrome.

Kristi Brown is a gifted speaker and songwriter. She’s performed both nationally and internationally as a recording artist and vocal instructor. She’s worked in continuing education since 2002.

Lauren Staley is a performer with an unknown intellectual disability and rare genetic disorder. Her lived experience gives her a unique perspective on the intersection of art and disability.

Maria Swann is a coach and vocalist who has been teaching music for the last 15 years.

Nancy Laudon is professionally trained ballerina with a lifelong passion for dance and choreography.

Preston Pujol has been dancing and choreographing for more than 15 years. He’s performed shows in Central Florida and New York City, and regularly choreographs for Lakeland Community Theater.

Sean Holland has a developmental disability and has been performing in musical theater for more than a decade.

Sydney Prewitt, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech therapist who works with students who have a variety of diagnoses, including ASD and Down syndrome. She has an extensive background in the performing arts and volunteered with her inclusive theater troupe throughout high school.

Dr. Victoria You is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy. She specializes in pediatrics and sensory integration, primarily providing therapeutic services to patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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 12 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 financialaid@peoplelikeusdoc.com 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.

Are you a licensed CEU provider?

CEU approval and licensure is a district-by-district decision. Be sure to get approval from your school district before starting your course(s).

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 info@peoplelikeusdoc.com.

Is there an option for more hands-on support?

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

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