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Elaine  Hall

Elaine Hall

“Coach E," International Keynote Speaker & Founder/Executive Artistic Director of The Miracle Project

Elaine Hall

“Coach E," International Keynote Speaker & Founder/Executive Artistic Director of The Miracle Project


Elaine Hall aka "Coach E" is an award winning author, international keynote speaker, media personality, and acting coach for film and TV. Her groundbreaking organization, The Miracle Project, a theater and film program for children and adults of all abilities, was the inspiration for the two time Emmy Award–winning HBO documentary Autism: The Musical. Elaine is an international keynote speaker and autism/inclusion advocate and focuses on being "Miracle-Minded" to bring out the best in all children. She has received numerous awards from leading organizations including Autism Speaks, the Autism Society of America, Holly Robinson Peete’s HollyRod Foundation, the Shalom Institute, the Malibu Education Foundation, the Mayor of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Magazine named her one of "Los Angeles’s 50 most inspiring women" and Elaine’s memoir, Now I See the Moon was the official selection by the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day.

A thought leader on using creativity to bring out the best in all abilities, Elaine has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, on CNN, CBS, the Oprah Winfrey Network, NPR, among many others. Elaine is a consultant to the United Nations and speaks yearly at their World Autism Awareness Day. She created and directed "The Intimidation Game: An Anti-Bullying Musical and Curriculum" at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. She has presented her evidence-based work which develops social/emotional learning at universities throughout the U.S. including at Brown University, NYU, UCLA, among others. Her text book, which she co-authored, Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Creating Miracles in the Classroom, details Elaine’s evidence-based methodology.

A media consultant, Elaine has been an advisor and on-set acting coach on the film Please Stand By starring Dakota Fanning, the Netflix series Atypical and on several other upcoming Disney and Freeform animated and live action series. Elaine has extensive work as a dialogue/acting coach including films such as Akeelah and the Bee, The Flintstones, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, and on commercials and TV shows. She has consulted with writers, actors and directors on films such as Meadowland and the Judge, to accurately portray individuals with disabilities.

Founder of The Miracle Project, Elaine leads trainings in her evidence-based methods around the globe including Argentina, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Israel, with The Miracle Project locations expanding to New Jersey, New York, San Francisco and Rhode Island. Hall’s students, once too shy to even walk into a room of their peers, have now performed on the nation’s most prestigious stages, receiving the Genius of Autism Award at Carnegie Hall, performing on-stage with Jack Black, Crosby, Stills and Nash; with Broadway Dreams at Lincoln Center and at The United Nations. Several of her students are pursuing professional acting careers and have guest starred on the TV shows The Good Doctor, Atypical, Speechless, Parenthood and in the film Please Stand By. Elaine’s son Neal, a non-speaking, autistic young adult and a star of the HBO film Autism: The Musical has presented at the United Nations using his iPad to speak. He has also been featured on stage with Conan O’Brien, received the Leadership of Autism Award by the Autism Society of America, was the subject of YouTube sensation video “My Name is Neal” and has recently moved into his own apartment. Elaine and her team are dedicated to changing the way the world perceives autism and disability.

Speaker Videos

The Miracle Project

7 Keys to Unlock Autism

Autism in Families

Raising Autism Awareness

Speech Topics

Autism: The Musical

Now I See the Moon: A Mother, a Son, a Miracle

A keynote and/or workshop for children and families.

Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom

Raising a Child with Special Needs as a Spiritual Journey

For Jewish, secular, and non-denominatal audiences.

I Am Eshet Shayil: Embracing Our Foremothers as Ourselves

A keynote presentation/lecture or creative interactive workshop for Jewish and secular audiences.

Empowering Women to Find Love & Happiness