(Autism Movement Therapy-- aut-erobics DVD- Children with autism respond to patterns and rhythm, which are the driving forces in this unique exercise program from noted autism expert Joanna Lara. The routines employ audio and visual sequencing that autistic children will find easy to follow. As their confidence in following these movements grows, Lara believes young ones can improve social, academic, speech and other skills. Three levels allow parents and teachers to
customize the program.)
"Joanne Lara knows that the brain needs the body to move. In this DVD she gives the gift of her artful knowledge to children with autism, helping them to fulfill their wholeness and their potential." - Martha R. Herbert, Ph.D., M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Pediatric Neurology
After 19 years of therapies and endless searching for a way to “tap in” to my daughter’s trapped thoughts so that she can organize and verbally express her learned and creative abilities, Joanne Lara has given us renewed hope. – Kathy Levenson, mother 19 yr old, Agoura, Ca
Joanne Lara has been instrumental in the further enrichment of my skills and knowledge, especially in developing our Autism Certificate at National University. Thus the exploration of ‘Autism’ only benefits from Joanne and her work” -Kay Dee Caywood, Ph.D., Lead Faculty, Special Education, National University
AMT is interesting and certainly deserves its place in the home learning environment for individuals with autism. -Sharon Hensel – Cohen M.S., C.C.C. (Licensed Speech/ Language Pathologist)
Joanne Lara, creator of Autism Movement Therapy, is doing an outstanding job in engaging our children and adolescents challenged with autism in the community to be involved in life!!! I love the professionalism and enthusiasm she brings to her dance and movement therapy and our children love it!" –Pat Grayson-DeJong, M.Ed, Autism Education Consultants (Prior Director of the Autism Unit for Los Angeles Unified School District)
AMT may preclude the development of behavior challenges, often associated with Autism, and/or may minimize the frequency and intensity of such behavior. – Richard A. Mesaros, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge
This program provides a wonderful opportunity for special-needs students to enjoy music and dance while interacting with their families. I found that I wanted to join in the festive activities myself. It was difficult to sit on the sidelines and just watch.
Brad Lapin - Jay Nolan Community Services - Community Living Coordinator
"Joanne can take the whole and break it down into parts so that parents and professionals can use her invaluable work in the 'real world' of disabilities. Joanne is a no-nonsense woman with intuition, expertise, and credentials that are above par... She knows her craft, and can share opportunities to grow cognition, language, sensory integration, self-esteem, and social cognition. Bravo to Joanne! I highly recommend her DVD aut-erobics, and moreover, recommend Joanne for her simple compassion."
- Keri Bowers, Normal Films; Director "Normal People Scare Me"