Article: Elisa Wulff at the Intersection of Art and Neurodiversity

October 5, 2018 by Stewart Ikeda

Thanks to Lesley University for publishing the article "Embracing new perspectives through performance," about how alum Elise Wulff brought an unsual blend of mental health and theater expertise to bear in working with The Umbrella Performing Arts on "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".

Now a program manager at MGH Aspire, Wulff works to supports programming for children who identify with the Asperger’s syndrome profile. She was initially attracted by the play as a "celebration of diversity."

“I reached out to Nancy Curran-Willis, the director, and said that this was a combination of my lifelong loves: neurodiversity, teaching, theater, movement and choreography  — I knew that I wanted to contribute my passions to this,” says Wulff, who serves as the show’s special consultant and movement coordinator.

Learn more about Elise Wulff's work with people on the autism spectrum, and her passion for combining psychology and theater, at the full article:  


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