Founded by Elaine Hall and Diane Isaacs in 2004 is a multiplatform socialization program that enables children and teens with autism and other special needs to express themselves through music, dance, acting, story, and writing. ALL children of ALL abilities grow in skill and in spirit while creating and performing in original musicals. This acclaimed arts program was documented in the HBO double EMMY Award-winning documentary, AUTISM: THE MUSICAL.


Diane Isaacs, Wyatt Issacs,  Elaine Hall

The Stars:  Back row: Lexi, Wyatt, Neal. Front:     Henry, Adam

premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and won Audience Awards at the Newport International Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Ft. Lauderdale Int. Film Festival. In addition, it was recently named by the AMPASA to the Documentary Feature Oscar® Award short list. 

Autism: The Musical was directed and filmed by Tricia Regan; produced by Perrin Chiles, Tricia Regan and Sasha Alpert; executive produced by Jonathan Murray, Joey Carson, Janet Grillo, David S. Glynn and Kristen Stills; edited by Kim Roberts; music composed by Mike Semple. For HBO: senior producer, Nancy Abraham; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.