Sharing The Arts



Ages 7 and 11 year old boys and girls.

Saturdays, 10-10:45 am


12 years old to teen/young adult

$175 - 10 Sessions

Class Dates - Winter 2019

January 5th,  12th, 19th , 26th                                   

February 2nd, 9th, 23rd

March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

April 6th, 13th

Sharing the Arts is a non-profit performing arts program for individuals with mild to moderate developmental delays, including chromosomal abnormalities, Asperger's Syndrome, genetic anomalies, and other developmental delays. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs through the performing arts. Classes are led by teachers and support staff to provide redirection and assistance. Pre-teen through college-age volunteers serve as assistants, demonstrators, mentors, and most importantly, friends in the class.


Mindful Sensations Therapy/Yoga

Postponed until Spring 2019!! We will keep you posted.


Mindful Sensations Therapy is a therapeutic approach that combines the principles of sensory integration with the tools of yoga and mindfulness meditation to meet the needs of children.  Anxiety and overwhelm is not just an adult phenomenon.  More and more children are being hijacked by stress and this is inhibiting their growth and development.  This is especially true for children with special needs such as ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities and sensory processing disorder.    

Classes will combine fun movement, mindfulness and heart-centered practices to promote empathy and compassion toward the self and others.  Classes are appropriate for both children with special needs and neurotypical children.  

Private therapy for children with special needs who need a more personalized approach -can be in either individual sessions or in a dyad if there are suitable peers.  When appropriate to the child, the sensory-based equipment will be utilized within the 1Gym4All space and then sessions will end with a mat based practice in the separate yoga/ dance room space.  Insurance coverage may be available if the child has occupational therapy coverage as part of their plan.  

Mindful movement class for parents of children with special needs- This class will be offered on a periodic basis.   Parenting a child with special needs is daunting but there are ways to help take care of both yourself and your child that can soften the journey.  

Deirdre Azzopardi

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Deirdre Azzopardi OTD is an occupational therapist with 28 years of experience working with children with special needs.  She has both a bachelor’s degree and doctoral degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree in psychology.  She has extensive training in sensory integration including certification in administering the SIPT (Sensory integration and Praxis Test- SIPT certification).  Deirdre is also a registered yoga teacher for both adults and children (RYT 200 and RCYT 95) as well as a trained mindfulness instructor.