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.
June/July 2011, “Occupational Therapy Discovers Special Gifts: A therapeutic creative drama program,” The Communique, Illinois Occupational Therapy Association.
March 14, 2010, “Cue The Buddies – Special Gifts Theatre gives kids with special needs a chance to take the stage,” Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2009, “Incorporating Creative Drama Into The Lives Of Children With Disabilities,” OT Practice
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January 24, 2006, Channel 7 News Report by Harry Porterfield, “Theatre Helps Special Thespians Become Stars.”