In 2006, Amy Bennett had a life-changing experience. Due to a family move, Amy was tapped as the manager of a support team for a young man in his first independent living experience. He was on the Autism Spectrum. She and her team explored the intricacies of nonverbal communication, the power of silence and gesture and developed a model of engagement and care that allowed this young man to be successful.

She cites her professional acting experience of delving into a character’s psychology and behavior as excellent training for working with people who are differently abled, especially those with neuro-diverse brains.

Fast forward to the present, pARTners Project Studio is a safe engaging space focused on the creative process and ABILITY. Adult artists are facilitated in their work using all manner of communication. Art gives voice.