Please see below details of MovementWorks exciting new project, ‘Action For Autism’. PDF document below has full details and joining instructions.
MovementWorks is an organisation that provides high-quality movement and dance education and promotes ‘Action For Learning, Health and Well-Being’. MovementWorks has received recognition by The Royal Society of Arts; their project work acknowledged as having “real world impact” and were finalists in the London Sport Awards 2020 for ‘Children & Young People’ and the One Dance UK awards for ‘Inspirational Work In Education’.
‘Action for Autism’ is a project supported by The London Mayor with up to 50 funded places available for children age 7 -16 (with or without a formal diagnosis of autism or related differences) Priority will be given to those living in the Greater London area and to those who have not had previous opportunities to work with MovementWorks. The project is particulary interested to hear from those who have been negatively affected by the pandemic either through lack of movement opportunities and/or emotionally.
The project will be a blended delivery model of Autism Movement Therapy® (mainly online with some face to face opportunities if/when restrictions allow). Autism Movement Therapy is an evidence based method and will be delivered by qualified professionals. In weekly Autism Movement Therapy® sessions students will practice techniques that support them through a structured movement and music method.
About Autism Movement Therapy Method ®Waking Up The Brain!
AMT is a unique method that supports individuals with autism using music and independent movement to strengthen the body and brain connection. By incorporating movement and music in collaboration with Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) strategies AMT® has individuals meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic goals.
In addition there will be extra mental health and wellbeing sessions laid on throughout the run of the project including opportunities for private one to one support.