Special Needs Expertise

At DramaWay we’ve enabled participants with a wide range of developmental and/or physical disabilities to fully participate in our programs with confidence and pride.

We work from a person-centered philosophy, where our creativity and flexibility allow us to organically create and adapt our programming around our participants’ interests, strengths and abilities.

Participants with a great variety of special needs including autism, down syndrome, learning disabilities, generalized anxiety disorders; as well as behavioral and mental health issues have all successfully participated in our programs year after year. Through creativity, we all have a voice. At DramaWay we help you find that voice.  Participants, both verbal and non verbal, fully participate. A key benefit of creative movement, and the fine arts is that communication delves much deeper, and we can communicate with and without words.

We know that personal attention is instrumental in the success of each and every participant, so our staff to student ratio is 1 to 5.  Our programs are further enhanced by many volunteers who carry a wealth of experience and help to support our programs and participants. Providing a safe and nurturing environment is of utmost importance, both emotionally and physically. There is always at least one staff member with first-aid certification on site at our programs.

Wondering if our programs will be the right fit?

We know that suitability of the program is often a concern for participants and their families and/or caregivers. We are happy to offer a trial class free of charge.  After the class, we’ll consult with the participant and family to determine if it was a good fit, or whether we have another program that would be better suited to the individual.

“Danielle and her amazing staff are selfless and they support the participants 200%. They continually ensure that each participant is allowed to recognize and excel in the program at their own pace, enabling them to achieve their own personal goals with confidence and self-respect.”

-Debbie Geen, Parent of DramaWay participant