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Everyday tasks can feel like a challenge for kids living with Autism. Through games and laughter, Building Connections’ improv classes give them the tools they need to interact and connect with the world around them.

For the kids in Building Connections, improv provides an opportunity for personal growth in a safe environment–and leads to confidence and new friendships. Parents report that their children have gained a wide variety of benefits from taking classes, including expressive language gains, increased confidence, improved social skills, a decrease in negative behaviors, and an increase in self-expression. While improv has significant therapeutic applications, most importantly, these classes provide youth with an opportunity to excel, have fun, and express themselves. A very low teacher/child ratio (less than two students per teacher) ensure that each student gets the attention they need.

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