Autism Music Therapy Classes for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

Gail W. Brown Center, 411 Folts St., Herkimer, NY

Arc Herkimer will host Autism Movement Therapy (AMT) classes on Thursdays for teens, ages 13 and over, and adults beginning April 20 through May 25, at the agency’s exercise/dance studio at the Gail W. Brown Center, 411 Folts Street in Herkimer, NY.

Classes will be led by Mona Fermin-Fennell, who is a certified Autism Movement Therapy instructor. Hour- long classes will begin at 5 p.m. The cost is $60 for six-classes with a maximum of 10 people per class. Participants from Herkimer and neighboring counties are welcome to attend.        

For more information or to enroll in classes, contact Janet La Rock at (315) 574-7780 or jlarock@archerkimer.org by Monday, April 17.    
      
Autism Movement Therapy is fun! While this therapy was designed with Autism in mind, it’s used for individuals with Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, and intellectual disabilities. AMT classes provide teens and adults with an opportunity to enjoy music, movement and dancing in a setting which allows them to socialize with other teens and adults. The AMT approach utilizes music, rhythm and motion to address gross motor, socialization, communication, and focus skills. Whether it’s following simple movement sequences or moving to their own beat, teens and adults will energize mind and body.

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