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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 - Fall 2018
September 15th, 22nd, 29th
October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November 3rd, 17th
December 1st, 8th
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.
$20 per class
Start Date September 21, 2018
Fridays 10-10:45 am
ArtisticallyAbled is an inclusive visiting-arts program run by three sisters who are passionate about bringing the visual arts to ALL. We’ve drawn from our diverse training in the arts and special education to design a creative experience that is stimulating and fulfilling for students of all backgrounds and abilities. We paint! We draw! We sculpt! We craft! But most importantly, we strive to cultivate a program that focuses on process over product and self-expression over technical expertise so that EVERY student is inspired, excited, and empowered to discover their artistic voice. Art for all, all for art!
Fall Program: Artful Motion! There’s no standing still at an easel in this class … our Artful Motion program is all about creating while on the move! Students will experience yoga painting, flip-flop stomp art, ribbon-dance creations, and more in this unique class. Come get creative with us!
Meet The Sisters
Caitlin Duffy Soldo
Megan Duffy Cassella, MA, BCBA
Lauren Duffy Beswick
Architecte des Opéraciones
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 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.