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The Production Company Teaching Autism Spectrum Students How to Make Movies

9 JUL 2015
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It’s called “Spectrum Productions”, and its goal is to get children with autism interested in the production aspect of making films. Kids of all ages, and from all walks of life, are invited to these “summer camp-style” lessons to learn from teachers how to write, act in and edit their very own films.

The idea was born from Liam O’Rourke and Dan Tenveen, who both have worked with children on the autism spectrum for over 20 years. The pair wanted to create a learning environment where they could train children with autism in filmmaking, and even eventually hire them! Knowing that children with autism go through so many obstacles when trying to find employment, or learning job-ready skills, this summer camp seemed to be the perfect idea to let creative minds shine in a safe space.

Spectrum Productions began five years ago, and many young aspiring filmmakers who used to attend the summer sessions have now been hired as production teachers at the facility!

Do you know of any other summer camps where children with autism can learn specific, job-ready skills?

Source: Global News