Joshua Levy started working with individuals with special needs while in middle school and high school. He taught special education for nine years and he was in the private sector for nine years. Joshua is the Founder and Executive Director of Joshua’s Stage, a nonprofit organization enriching the lives of individuals with special needs through programs in the arts. He has an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Nebraska, an MEd from Texas State University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the proud author of The Creative Outlet Method: At-Home Activities for Children with Special Needs. Joshua lives in Austin, Texas, is married to his wife Lori, and they have two beautiful children and two dogs.
The Creative Outlet Method Training
In the interactive training, I engage your organization in The 10 Components of The Creative Outlet Method:
- Implementers and Recipients
- CUPSS (Create, Unique, Positive, Support, Success)
- SOfTS (Serving Others for Tremendous Success)
- RAE of Sunshine Approach (Reflect. Analyze. Engage. Sunshine.)
- The Five Cs (Compassionate, Confident, Creative, Curiosity, Communication)
- HIPPP Rules (Hey, Hey What?!, I Am Making Good Decisions, Positive Actions, Positive Words, Participation)
- Audience Types (A Plus Audience, B Audience, Funky Fools)
- Activity Plans
- Celebrate Success
- The Creative Outlet Method Cycle: Each component is defined by what it does and why and how you should use it.
The three hour training is $2,250. Additionally, your organization will purchase enough copies of my book, The Creative Outlet Method: At-Home Activities for Children with Special Needs, for each participant, prior to our training session. Bulk discounts may be available.
The Creative Outlet Method Workshop
Experience theater arts and improv activities while utilizing The Creative Outlet Method. In this 90-minutes workshop, participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, increase their self-confidence, and build their social skills. The Creative Outlet Method Workshop may include activities such as:
- Arts & Crafts
- Welcome Circle
- Hey, Hey What?!
- HIPPP Rules
- Audience Types
- Name Game
- Pass the Sound
- Eye Contact Clap
- Share Arts & Crafts
- Theater Arts and Improv
- What’s on TV?
- What’s for Dinner?
- Imagination Circle
The Creative Outlet Method Workshop is intended for organizations who have completed The Creative Outlet Method Training and is $500.
Site Visit and Debrief Sessions
I will observe your program in action prior to and following my conducting The Creative Outlet Method Training. I’ll engage your team in a meaningful debrief session based on my observations.
Site Visits and the Debrief Session are $250/hour.
The Creative Outlet Method Workshop for Parents
In The Creative Outlet Method Workshop for Parents participants actively engage in effective strategies for strengthening their relationship with their child. Parents will master effective strategies including positive behavior supports and the RAE of Sunshine Approach. Parents will have the opportunity to immediately implement the new strategies with their child.
Costs vary depending on the needs of your group.
Motivation! Engaging! Dynamic! Meaningful! Personal! Educational! My presentation includes hands-on activities, definitions of various disabilities, The 10 Components of The Creative Outlet Method including the RAE of Sunshine Approach. Your group will feel empowered to engage in new strategies that will strengthen their relationships with special needs individuals.
Speaking engagements start at $2,500. Additionally, your organization will purchase enough copies of my book, The Creative Outlet Method: At-Home Activities for Children with Special Needs, for each participant, prior to the speaking engagement. Bulk discounts may be available.