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Acting: For Kids on the Autistic Spectrum

A comprehensive acting guidebook for actors of all ages, with or without special needs. Designed to help families initiate acting programs within their own communities.

Acting: For Kids on the Autistic Spectrum
Tarzana, CA, May 12, 2006 --( ACTING: For Kids on the Autistic Spectrum
Foreword by Joey Travolta

Alisa Wolf M. Ed., published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced today…
Acting for Kids on the Autistic Spectrum is the definitive guide for all young actors, providing invaluable information about acting techniques, exercises and more, for children with special needs and learning disabilities, as well as for children just starting out in acting. Detailed chapters include step-by-step instruction and craft development, designed to be read by both children and their families.

"In the book, Acting: for Kids on the Autistic Spectrum, the author has come up with yet another wonderful tool in the ongoing struggle to break the bonds this insidious condition has wrapped around our children."—Tony Award Winning Actor, Joe Mantegna

ACTING for Kids on the Autistic Spectrum is designed to enable parents to create acting programs with their children on their own and within their communities. Acting is used as a theraputic tool in addressing communication, social, and life skills deficits that are common among children with autism. "My hope is that this book will help children on the autistic spectrum use acting as a means of understanding the unwritten rules of communication and social skills that their peers seem to apply naturally," says author Alisa Wolf M.Ed.

An extensive creative giude that enables children with special needs to express themselves imaginatively. "This is a must-have book for anyone who works with actors, autism or not."
- Emmy Award-winning producer Al Burton

Alisa Wolf M.Ed. has been a veteran of the entertainment industry since the age of five, and is the mother of two young children on the autistic spectrum. Since 1994, Ms. Wolf has developed several programs designed to integrate children with autism into society and their own communities, and after completing her degree in psychology, created "Wolf & Associates", a company which provides parent training, full inclusion services, and social skills programs for children with autism. In 2004, Ms. Wolf co-founded Actors for Autism with Joey Travolta, a non-profit organization of people in the entertainment industry dedicated to the advancement, education, and exposure of people on the autistic spectrum.

Acting for Kids on the Autistic Spectrum. ISBN: 0-595-37564-2, 106 pages, On Demand Printing. Available for purchase at,,, and

About iUniverse
iUniverse publishing programs are endorsed by industry leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild and the ASJA. iUniverse is a proud member of the Association of American Publishers, Publishers Marketing Association, and Small Publishers Association of North America. The company's major investors include Warburg Pincus and Barnes & Noble.


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