Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) began in 2008 as a community theater serving the Encinitas public. Soon after opening their doors they were contacted by parents of children with autism asking if they could participate. PACT has since designed inclusive theater and performing arts workshops that give children, teens, and adults with autism and other disabilities the tools they need to live happy and fulfilled lives. Workshops consist of a mix of peers with and without disabilities. Volunteers from the community serve as peer mentors. “These individuals need advocates that will help them to bridge communication barriers so they can give their gifts to the world,” explained Executive Director Kathryn Campion. For more information visit www.pacthouse.org.