The Creative Outlet Method

Play the sound byte above to hear from a parent sharing her son’s positive experiences with The Creative Outlet Method™.

Joshua’s Stage uses our The Creative Outlet Method™. The Creative Outlet Method™ is the process used to enhance every participant’s unique abilities while providing them with the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, increase their self-confidence, and build their social skills. To foster and maintain a warm and welcoming environment for everyone, qualified staff and volunteers are trained to implement the CUPSS of The Creative Outlet Method™:

Create – create and conduct activities with our passion for the fine arts

Unique – celebrate every participant’s unique abilities while recognizing their accomplishments with our “Ferris Wheel Round of Applause”

Positive – develop and maintain a positive relationship with every participant

Support – support participants so that they encourage each other to achieve their best

Success – provide an environment for every participant to feel successful


HIPP Rules
Participants at Joshua’s Stage learn our positive behavior supports – the HIPPP Rules – 

H          Hey, Hey What?!

I           I Am Making Good Decisions

P          Positive Words

P          Positive Actions

P          Participation


Joshua’s Stage offers a theatre and dance performance, a photography exhibit, and film screenings for participants who complete our programs to showcase and perform in front of an audience. Through The Creative Outlet Method™, participants engage with qualified instructors and caring peers to develop the artistic side of themselves.


Joshua’s Stage is the premiere enrichment program for children ages 3 to 18 and adults with a wide range of special needs; featuring after-school programs, camps, workshops, performances, and exhibits in theatre arts, improv, arts and crafts, dance, digital photography, and create-a-story. Typical developing children can also participate in our programs.

Click here to enroll your child today to provide them the opportunity to increase their self-confidence. 

“Just wanted to tell you that my daughter had a great time at the class today! I was honestly shocked by how chatty and eager she was while there. She has always had a lot of trouble advocating for herself in a group, and today it seemed like almost the opposite extreme – ha! I think that must mean she feels very comfortable with you all Ms. Maggie. Please let her know we appreciate her leadership today (that’s not an easy crowd!) and are really tickled to see our daughter really out of her shell today in terms of participation – that’s a really big deal for her. She’s looking forward to coming back!” -Parent of a student from the theatre arts summer session

“She at first was shy but she got warmed up and opened up. Teachers were great!” – Parent of a student from a theatre arts session

 To learn more about Joshua’s Stage, contact Joshua Levy, Executive Director, at, or 512-825-2744.

We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. What’s been important in my understanding of myself and others is the fact that each one of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness. A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than a medical doctor. You’re much more than your job description or your age or your income or your output.” – Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)

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