Our programs

AIMS (Action-Improv-Musical Sundays) Enroll Now in 2016-2017 AIMS!

AIMS Workshop is an inclusive, improvisational music, art and performance workshop for children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum and with related conditions. AIMS Workshop creates and performs original shows about the unique interests and passions of our performers. Inspired by the work of Elaine Hall and The Miracle Project ,™ The Miracle Project New York, DIRFloortime™ developmental approach, and Nordoff Robbins music therapy, we seek to create a theatrical experience fostering growth, joy and connection for performers and audiences alike. Home of the awesome Actionplay Chorus featured on Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars singing “Yoda” with Weird Al Yankovic and Jodi DiPiazza!

AIMS for ages 13-22 years old begins Sunday October 23rd from 10:30am-12:00pm.  Runs every Sunday for 25 weeks through May.

All classes will take place at ART NY Studios, 520 8th Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets) 3rd floor.

ENROLL TODAY! For more information, email heather@actionplay.org

NEW PROGRAMS 2016-2017

Actionplay at Ohel – Actionplay is offering an inclusive 15 week long film acting/improvisation based workshop at Ohel Bais Ezra. Please email: Alyse_Appelbaum@ohelfamily.org  for more details.

Actionplay Self-Advocacy at the Shorefront Y – Actionplay will be offering a series of workshops around public speaking and self-advocacy with mentorship from autistic self-advocates and performance/speaking coaching from our staff of professionals. Email: kochl@shorefronty.org  for more details.

Actionplay AIMS  at Center for All Abilities – Actionplay is offering an inclusive AIMS workshop for 5-9 year olds at Center for All Abilities in Chinatown. For more info visit: http://allabilities.org/

Stay tuned for more AIMS programs to be announced.

This program has been made possible through a grant from New York Collaborates for Autism from the proceeds of Comedy Central’s 2015 Night of Too Many Stars.

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Upcoming Events:

Annual Actionplay AIMS Show: “Surreality TV”
Saturday May 20th at 7:00pm
Sunday May 21st at 2:00pm
Herbert Cave Auditorium at the Harlem Hospital Center
512 Lenox Avenue (136th Street) New York, NY 10037

Trainings and Professional Development

Actionplay offers training and professional development for education, arts, and culture professionals to develop compassionate and sensory aware experiences for people with autism and related conditions.

Actionplay also offers practical design ideas, information, and implementation of sensory-friendly environments promoting inclusion of people on the autism spectrum and related conditions. Through consultations with autistic self-advocates, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Educators trained in Actionplay’s ACT Training model, Actionplay can help to transform your space into a sensory-friendly environment.

Check out the Sensory Room at Brooklyn Children’s Museum for an example of what we can do!

Please click on the link for a discussion of our professional development model at the Third Citywide Museum Access Consortium Workshop: Strategies for Providing Welcoming Experiences in a Museum Setting:

Please email: aaron@actionplay.org for more information