Integrating the arts can be easier than you think.
We help educators and therapists use the performing arts to create more inclusive and more effective learning environments for students with developmental disabilities.
SELF-PACED COURSES • RESEARCH-BACKED CURRICULUM • EXPERIENTIAL CONSULTING
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.
Curriculum and Services
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No performing arts experience? No problem.
Get step-by-step guidance
& done-for-you curriculum.
Get best practices for engaging students with and without disabilities.
$99 | 4 Credit Hours
Equip students to develop active listening, speech, and critical thinking skills.
$99 | 5 Credit Hours
Help students develop proprioception, self-regulation, and motor coordination.
$99 | 5 Credit Hours
Equip students to develop social awareness, speech, literacy, and independence.
$99 | 6 Credit Hours
The People Like Us Collection includes all four courses, all accompanying resources, and exclusive content.
$299 | 20 hours of professional development
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 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.
Make learning fun and joyful.
See all your students thrive.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Sure thing! You can access all of our syllabi here.
What if I'm not happy with my course(s)?
We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Simply email email@example.com.
Is there an option for more hands-on support?
Yes! We offer in-person and virtual consulting services. Check them out here!