OUR PROGRAM

Developed over ten years for children and young adults, GuiDANCE Autism incorporates a guided hands-on, modeling, and cue based approach utilizing strengthening and stretching exercises, body isolations, relaxation and touch therapy techniques, repetition, individual and partnering movement combinations, and free expression--all to invigorating rhythmic music.

45 MINUTE PRIVATE SESSIONS AND SMALL CLASSES

DESIGNED TO HELP DEVELOP, FOSTER, AND ENHANCE YOUR CHILD’S:

WE OFFER:

  • GuiDANCE Autism classes (various locations)

  • Group sessions for schools, after-school programs, camps and organizations

  • Private and playgroup sessions in the home and studio

  • Community outreach workshops and presentations

  • Parent and practitioner workshops

Behavior and social skills

Focus and concentration

Sensory integration abilities

Body awareness

Coordination and range of movement

Strength and flexibility

Language and speech development

Self-confidence

Creativity and individuality

 

MOST OF ALL, IT'S A LOT OF FUN!

(Siblings & Friends Welcome!)

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GuiDANCE Autism has held classes and workshops with many schools and organizations including:      

 

Acacia Learning Center

The Academy for Advancement of Children with Autism

Autism Speaks

Camp JPAC

CBS Studios' Stephanie's Day

The Help Group

The Jeffrey Foundation

The Lankershim School

Special Needs Network “Transformation“ Parents Workshop

Kaiser Permanente

We Rock the Spectrum

TESTIMONIALS

“The GuiDANCE Program truly brought the joy of dance to our special needs students!  GuiDANCE had a profound effect on our students, as evidenced by improved behavior, creative, and social skills!”

“Absolutely amazing! Their ability to motivate and inspire special needs kids to dance and move is simply miraculous. Patient, passionate and powerful--they understand that kids with special needs have unique talents and have the tools to help them maximize and elevate their performances. Their program not only teaches kids how to dance, but it creates opportunities for skill and language development. As a parent of a special needs child and the President and Co-founder of Special Needs Network, Inc., I have personally watched them work their magic with my son and with hundreds of kids at SNN's summer inclusion camp.   I enthusiastically recommend GuiDANCE Autism to all families who want to see their kids soar.”

“'Therapeutic fun' GuiDANCE Autism is spectacular!  The classes provide great social integration with typical and special needs peers though each child feels like they have a personal dance partner. The music and choreography is meticulously created so that each child’s ability is addressed to ensure that everyone can participate. Guaranteed that children and their parents alike will have a blast.”

-Pamela Colvin-Lee M.A.

Autism Specialist/Autism Community Liason

South Central Los Angeles Regional Center

-Areva Martin, Esq.

President and Co-founder, Special Needs Network, Inc. Author of “The Everyday Advocate“

-Principal Clarke

The Lankershim School