On 21st March, 2012, we were lucky enough to be visited by our good friends from the British organization, Frontline, who introduced us to Paul Bamlett, the director of Actability, a theatre company that specializes in providing opportunities to those with learning disabilities to participate in the performing arts.
Equipped with a multi-coloured parachute and a vivid imagination, Paul led a session of boisterous play in which several of our staff participated as did six of the children from our small group home – the Pink House.
Paul has worked with children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including severe autism and his techniques – based on the principles of sensory stimulation and mimicking the actions of a leader – are highly effective. We recognized this for ourselves from the happy responses of the children.
Great fun and we learned a great deal. Thank you, Paul.