Turtle Opera, free for all the participants, runs between May and July as ten half-day Saturday workshops that culminate in a performance attended by the participants’ family and friends and interested professionals. The workshop leaders lead the series with expertise in drama, music, movement, and visual art.
“I don’t mean to be dramatic about it but Turtle Opera has completely changed our lives. Pascal walked out of the first session, and it was as if “Oh my god, it’s ok to be autistic”. For the first time in his life he picked up the phone and he now talks regularly to his grandparents in Australia. He is a changed child.” Mother of a participant.