In 2019 the board of AutismOklahoma.org voted to make sure they have advisers on how services are going in their programs. Alex became one of these advisers and was given the title of Program Adviser to the Board. Alex came and told the board about his experience in his School Choice group. Alex also gave a speech at the volunteer appreciation banquet that year. If you were to ask Alex’s mother, Colleen, if he would have been able to do this 5 years ago she would have said no. So what happened 5 years ago that allowed Alex to stand in front of groups of people and give speeches?
The answer is drama class.
Before Alex began acting he was not very social. He didn’t talk a lot and was very hesitant to join into things. You definitely wouldn’t find him on stage projecting his voice out into the audience. But after attending drama class things started to change. He began to feel more connected with his classmates who encouraged him and gave him friendship. He began having confidence which allowed him to be more social and to talk with people, which in turn helped him become a better actor. Fast forward to just a few days ago, Alex just landed a major role in the production of Alice in Wonderland. According to Colleen, she “lacks the words to express how much it has helped Alex.”