Autism and Drama Workshop with Joe England

This programme is made possible by ICAP Singapore. 

Autism and Drama with Joe England
Specialist Drama Training for an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) Setting 
18th July – 21st July 2022 (Monday to Thursday)

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — its medical name — is the name for a range of conditions which affect how a person communicates and interacts with the world around them, as well as their interests and behaviour. It's not a disease or an illness, but a condition that somebody is born with. People who are born with autism have it all of their lives. Some people prefer to call it 'autism spectrum condition' (ASC) instead of ASD.”  (Source BBC

The role of a Teaching Artist is ever-evolving. One such area of transformation is the need for inclusive arts practice as a standard. To be inclusive in the arts classroom means being confident and skilled in adjusting your plans to ensure the comfort and participation of all learners.  

SRT Learning & Engagement is partnering with Joe England Drama and Autism (JEDAA) to provide hands-on professional development for 15 teaching artists from Singapore. 

Joe England, an expert in Autism and Drama for young learners, will conduct a four-day masterclass training programme. Singaporean Practitioners attending the workshop will receive access, and be able to harness Joe’s many years of knowledge, skills, and experience in Autism and Drama. Working through a series of session plans filled with exciting games and exercises, the teaching artists will add new inclusive arts strategies to their ‘tool-kit’ over the duration of the course.  

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for teaching artists with the following personal specifications:  

  • 2-3 years of experience working as a performing arts educator in Singapore   
  • Demonstrable experience of professional working experience in their art forms — dance, drama, music   
  • Knowledge of disability arts and ‘access’ is preferable   
  • Experience of working with Autistic, Deaf or Disabled learners is preferable   
  • Willingness to learn and approach training with a social model mindset   
  • A Team Player – Ready to collaborate with SRT, and continue to champion inclusive arts practices beyond the training event   

How to Apply?

Interested teaching artists should send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] detailing how they meet the personal specifications above. (Maximum wordcount of 400 words) 

Duration: 4 Days 
Time: 9am to 5pm  
Cost: $50 (Lunch and Admin fee) 
Capacity: 15 pax only  
Venue: Drama Centre — Level 3, Function room 1   


18th July to 21st July 2022 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 9AM to 5PM


National Library Building — Drama Centre: Level 3, Function Room 1
Drop Off and Parking

  • Via Car:
    Short-term parking is allowed on the days of the workshop: $1.20 for the 1st half hour or part thereof, & $0.04 for each subsequent minute) 
  • Via MRT:
    The nearest MRT Station is Bugis, on the East West and Downtown Line 

Joe England – UK Autism and Drama Specialist

Areas of Practice Covered During the Four-day Course

  • The Importance of Creating the Ideal Environment  
  • Structuring and Scaffolding a Workshop 
  • Defining the Space 
  • In-role Strategies and Demonstrating 
  • Use of Music 
  • Ideas for Starting a Session in the Right Way  
  • Adapting Your Favourite Exercises  
  • How to Effectively Deliver an ‘End Of Project’ Sharing