Speaking Out is suitable for all community groups including groups with individuals with special needs and disabilities.
Examples of successful projects include:
'Telling Our Stories' and 'Listen To Me' with Project Recreation a support organisation for people with disabilities;
'Oh What a Life' storytelling project with the Community Living Programme. This project involved the design of a storytelling game board to enable mildly intellectually handicapped young adults to access and tell stories about their lives and their experiences of independent living.
'Living on Disability Street' a project with Unicare designed to enable young people with disabilities and their adult carers to access and write their own stories for publication.
'Stories from the Heart' a collaborative project with Hands On Art and artsworkers Bettina Nissen (storyteller) and Barbara Lezius (visual artist ) and six community groups in the Red Hill Paddington area. The groups involved a wide variety of particpants including - The Friendly Group ( a social group of elderly women), the Petrie Tce Writers' Circle, the Unicare Carers' Group, The St Mary's Single Mothers Group, the Ithaca TAFE Adult Literacy Group. Outcomes inlcude a final storytelling concert and exhibition.
'Confidence Tells' a series of workshop with long term unemployed participants at Boys Town Linkup Kingstown using the telling of life experience stories as one way of developing self esteem and self confidence.