Uncommon Sense

Thoughts from an actor

Jill Frutkin

I'm honored and excited to be a part of Uncommon Sense. After working for years as an actor in devised theatre, I went back to school to study special education as a New York City Teaching Fellow. I worked in District 75, NYC's schools for special education students in self-contained classrooms. I was a classroom teacher for elementary students with autism in a 6:1 setting. I learned so much about how diverse minds learn, and the benefit of individualized education. My students taught me so much about sensory processing, reflection, and the power of human relationships. Being able to meld my passions for theatre and autism education is a unique experience that I am so excited by and grateful for.