“Elaine Hall inspires hope.” Temple Grandin
“Elaine Hall’s Miracle Project is a ‘miracle’—a miracle of ingenuity, human intimacy, and creativity. This magnificent work vividly demonstrates the joy and hope of discovering the creative and emotional capacities that exist in all children but especially in those children with autism and other special needs.” — Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, author, Engaging Autism and The Child with Special Needs, Creator of Floortime.
“Superlatives do not do justice in capturing Elaine’s special qualities and talents. As a Jewish educator and one who lives a life guided by deep spiritual values, her teachings include, but go well beyond our obligation to support others, and how to implement strategies to support people with disabilities. She is able to help us all to reflect on, and reframe our perceptions and stereotypes that create barriers and limit possibilities for those with special needs. She is an innovative and “out-of-the-box” thinker, who does not allow her vision of respect and opportunity for all persons to be limited by traditional boundaries. She speaks with the experience and credibility of one who has “seen it all”, being a parent of a young adult son with autism and one who remains intimately connected with other families raising individuals with disabilities.
Elaine is able to serve in many roles, as an articulate motivational speaker for large general audiences, as well as an insightful and perceptive consultant who has the rare talent to size up a situation more quickly than seems possible, and then to offer specific constructive suggestions in a diplomatic and sensitive matter. Of course, she has a special gift in connecting with parents, family members and persons with disabilities.” – Barry Prizant
“Elaine was the keynote speaker at the Variety Community Connection and Champion for Children Summit. She was so engaging and well-liked by the audience. Her ability to tell her story with warmth and humor keeps her audience listening and provides them a glimpse into how challenging having a child with autism can be. The fact that her story is told in this way, provides encouragement for others, encourages advocacy and provides hope to so many families dealing with the same everyday challenges.
Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis has received very positive feedback about her keynote address. Elaine will always be a Variety friend.” –Barb Kramer, Program Director, Variety, The Children’s Charity of St. Louis
“Wow, I am humbled to have the chance to be with you yesterday. It has been quite a long time since someone’s words, passion and action have moved me as you did. Thank you for your wonderful inscription in the book. I started reading it today. Unbelievable! Thanks you so much for your time and for the tikkun olam you bring to our world in your example and action.” – Tom Shweitzer, director of Summit Leadership Initiative, St. Louis, Missouri
Excellent speaker! Inspiring!
Elaine is an interactive speaker & is great at keeping your attention.
I can tell that she has drive to bring clarity and understanding about Autism.
Very knowledgeable. Has hands-on experience which makes topic more interesting. Exercise with 5 senses was a good example. Elaine Hall was great!
Speaks from the heart.
Wonderful!! So glad I came to hear her speak. Love her positive attitude
“Thank you again for the wonderful presentation that you shared with us yesterday. I learned so much about autism but I think that what really struck a cord is that some of the behaviors that we see from the outside such as the flapping, banging, and other repetitive motions are not just impulsive and meaningless, but are forms of communication and comfort. That was very enlightening.” – Irene Graf Saiger, Caseworker Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles
“As a therapist, the Miracle Project 7 Key Training changed my whole perspective – instead of looking at fixing a child’s weakness, we learn to honor his or her talents and strengths. It is incredibly effective! ” – Jean Hillman OT/PT
“Nothing short of inspirational. We are all better teachers, therapists, volunteers and well, people thanks to your amazing training!” – Bobbi Reed Art Therapist
“I’ve been in many workshops and come away wondering what I learned – well, even after the first day, I was thrilled at how much I had absorbed.” – Carolyn Metzger, Special Needs Educator
“The training literally puts you in the body of autism and things will never be the same.” – Rabbi Jackie Redner
“The 7 Keys work in all walks of life, and essential for kids with special needs – Amazing!” – Shelly Cox, Founder of Step by Step
“You can’t meet Elaine Hall and be the same person – it just doesn’t happen like that. She is pure inspiration!” – Ryan Berman Masters of Social Work
The Miracle Project
Elaine Hall’s Miracle Project is a ‘miracle’—a miracle of ingenuity, human intimacy, and creativity. This magnificent work vividly demonstrates the joy and hope of discovering the creative and emotional capacities that exist in all children but especially in those children with autism and other special needs.” — Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, author, Engaging Autism and The Child with Special Needs, Creator of Floortime.
“Underlying all her work and life is Elaine’s deep spirituality, her love for kids, and her respect for all. That is Elaine’s great lesson and her gift to all who read her: accept children wherever they are. Meet them there. Then, take a journey of growth and community together.” -Alice Dewey Goldstone, producer of Hercules, Walt Disney Studios
“Elaine Hall is a miracle worker with kids. She has an intuitive, creative connection with them.” – David O. Russell, Academy Award-nominated director of The Fighter, Three Kings, Silver Linings Playbook, Joy