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Since the inception of Special Gifts Theatre in 2000, news about the program spread quickly. It is one of the first programs of its kind in the nation. As such, it has commanded extensive media attention and extensive community support. SGT’s future vision of growth, expansion, research and dedication to the mission will provide enhanced methods of increasing learning and self-esteem for children with special needs. Below is just a sampling of articles over the past few years.

2013

September 16, 2013, “Lake Forest Teen to Participate in 5K Fundraiser“, Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Patch.

September 16,2013, “Theatre experience in Northbrook brings confidence, friendships for special needs children”, Highland Park News.

September 16, 2013, “Theatre experience in Northbrook brings confidence, friendships for special needs children,” Northbrook Star.

September 16, 2013, “Theatre experience in Northbrook brings confidence, friendships for special needs children,”  Deerfield Review.

September 16, 2013, “Theatre experience in Northbrook brings confidence, friendships for special needs children,” Glenview Announcements.

2011
June/July 2011, “Occupational Therapy Discovers Special Gifts: A therapeutic creative drama program,” The Communique, Illinois Occupational Therapy Association.

2010
March 14, 2010, “Cue The Buddies – Special Gifts Theatre gives kids with special needs a chance to take the stage,” Chicago Tribune

2009
December 14, 2009, “Incorporating Creative Drama Into The Lives Of Children With Disabilities,” OT Practice

Special Feature from Harry Porterfield Someone You Should Know
January 24, 2006, Channel 7 News Report by Harry Porterfield, “Theatre Helps Special Thespians Become Stars.”