Autism Movement Therapy Certification

Hi, I'm Greta. In the picture with me is my son Max- he's a bright, charming five year old who happens to be autistic. We've tried many different types of intervention, but one thing we have not been able to try is dance-based therapy. There used to be a dance class for autistic children at a local dance studio, but it was discontinued some time ago and the studio is no longer in business. As a dance instructor myself, I believe this type of therapy could benefit Max and his friends in many ways. As a mom, I've seen the research to support this notion. Due to the exponetial increase in ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) diagnoses in recent years, the need for effective therapies has never been greater.
I am seeking funding to attend a workshop in NYC where I can be certified in Autism Movement Therapy. The workshop is very soon- July 19th- and is the only one scheduled on the East Coast for the rest of this year. The program has received praise from many experts in the field including Temple Grandin. From the website: "Through cognitive re-mapping, Joanne Lara's successful Autism Movement Therapy® is an interhemispheric SENSORY INTEGRATION technique incorporating movement and music in collaboration with Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic IEP goals."
I am so excited to bring this program to Lancaster. My vision is network with Max's teachers and therapists to find opportunities to offer Autism Movement Therapy widely in additon to a studio-based program. Please help!
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Greta Smith 
Lancaster, PA
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