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Elaine Hall from As We See It

Elaine Hall is the founder of The Miracle Project®, and
star of
HBO’s two-time Emmy award winning film
Autism: The Musical
. Through her ground-breaking work she developed a methodology that
unlocks potential, creates a culture of inclusivity, enhances
teamwork and inspires others to discover their purpose.

As a media personality and world-renowned keynote speaker,
Elaine gives audiences the ability to
change their mindset, break through obstacles, and celebrate
uniqueness.

Elaine is a highly sought-after consultant and coach to TV & film
companies, the United Nations, universities, corporations, theaters
and faith-based establishments. She specializes in using mindfulness,
theater and film to transform the way the world perceives ability.

When Elaine’s son, Neal, adopted from a Russian orphanage, was
diagnosed with Autism, she did what any parent would do — took all of
her skills and resources into her own hands to create the most
independent life possible for him. Utilizing theater, music, and
movement she joined his autistic world to create a space of deep
connection, acceptance and appreciation.

Through the process, Elaine developed The Miracle Project®, a
groundbreaking, now evidence-based program that uses theater arts to
integrate traditional and creative therapies in an interactive, social
dynamic. Children, teens and young adults, once too shy to even walk
into a room of their peers, have now found their voice, developed
their talents, and most importantly made friends.

 

 

Elaine Hall from As We See It

Since then, The Miracle Project® has been profiled in an Emmy
Award-Winning HBO documentary, Autism: The Musical. Elaine has
written globally acclaimed books: including Now I see the Moon,
the official selection for World Autism Awareness Day 2011, and
co-written The Seven Keys to Unlock Autism, a transformative
book used currently as a textbook at Brown University.

Several of her original musicals created with The Miracle
Project® are now available to be licensed through Broadway
Licensing with a touring company on the horizon.

Today Elaine is changing the face and conversation around ability as a
forward-speaking voice on neurodiversity. She leads trainings around
the globe on “Inclusion from Within®,” and partners
with theater groups and universities to create
The MiracleProject®
in local communities. She regularly is called on by producers,
directors, TV and film studios to broaden representations of
neurodiversity in the media, to offer insightful conversations around
the ability within disability.

Her son Neal Katz, now 26 years old, still non-speaking lives
independently with support. He has worked in film and TV, as a
semi-professional model, and has presented, using his iPad, at the
United Nations. He also enjoys his work as an organic gardener in
Malibu, CA.

Her life, although nothing as she would have planned, has become
miraculous.

Elaine’s latest project is As We See It streaming now on
Prime Video.


As We See It Trailer

As We See It is currently one of Autism Today’s favourite
shows. We love that it represents more than just one side of autism.
It has the perspectives of not only 3 completely different autistic
individuals, but also their aide, parents, siblings, friends and
workmates. There are so many nuances to the story being told and, from
a parent’s perspective, it also holds so much truth. If you
haven’t seen it yet, you MUST WATCH IT! And feel free to contact
Amazon to ask them for a Season 2!

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