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Setting the Stage for Neurodivergent People to Shine

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Neurodiversity Training and Consulting

Calling all schools, educators and providers, do you have the neurodiversity know-how to harness ND students' strengths and foster their social-emotional growth?  Expert help is on the way!

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Acting and Improv for ND Teens and Young Adults

Are you a teen or young adult who is interested in comedy, theater, voice acting or podcasting? Let's get creative!

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Drama-Based Social-Emotional Learning Labs

Imagine a cutting edge program that draws upon the power of drama to promote connection, curiosity and confidence in neurodivergent youth while celebrating their unique strengths. Enter AND Action!

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Welcome to AND Action! I'm Liz McDonough, and for the last 17 years, I have helped hundreds of neurodivergent children, teens and young adults find their voices through drama, comedy improv, music and theatre. As a drama therapist and MFT, working in schools, I have collaborated with educators to make learning joyful, meaningful and accessible to all neurotypes by focusing on social-emotional growth. The beauty of having a differently wired brain is that you have something unique to offer and something extraordinary to express. My own neuro-differences have informed my creativity as a performer and clinician. I founded AND Action! because the same creativity that fuels the arts can bring a history lesson to life, allow a child to express their feelings through song, and enable a teen to make meaning of their world through story-telling. Sharing this drama-based cutting-edge approach with schools, organizations, and the wider community sets the stage for neurodivergent people to shine in performance, school and everyday life. 

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