Sunday, August 19, 2012


"Programs like Joanne's Autism Movement Therapy offer opportunities for our kids to develop the necessary and fundamental skills that benefit all our kids. Art saved my life!"
- Temple Grandin, PhD
Temple Grandin, PhD, well known author, advocate and Colorado State University professor, tells us that 'repetitive rocking motion that requires a person to continually find and refind their balance stimulates areas of the brain where learning receptors are located.'

Through cognitive re-mapping, Joanne Lara's successful Autism Movement Therapy® is an interhemispheric SENSORY INTEGRATION technique incorporating movement and music in collaboration with Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic IEP goals.

"Joanne Lara seamlessly combines artistry with science as she takes the viewer through easy to understand, easy to implement movement exercises and activities for children with special needs. I highly recommend her aut-erobics DVD to any one who works with children on the autism spectrum."
- Elaine Hall, Founder of The Miracle Project (Autism: The Musical), Author: Now I See the Moon: a mother, a son, a miracle
We now have AMT centers in Los Angeles, Tarzana, San Diego, Mammoth Ca, Miami & Pembroke Pines Florida, Philadelphia, Sellersville, Pottsville & Lansdale PA, Fremont, Defiance, Miton, Norwalk & Bryan Ohio, Chicago & Charleston Illinois, Springfield MO, Brownsville, TX, Calgary & Quebec Canada, and Wales, UK. AMT is currently in the Pennsylvania School District, Mammoth Unified School District, P.A.T.H Academy for Autism in Bryan, Ohio, Herkimer Area Resource Center in Herkimer, NY & The Vista Del Mar School in Los Angeles. Fisher-Titus Medical Center is excited to be the first hospital or rehabilitation center in the state of Ohio to offer Autism Movement Therapy.

Joanne Lara is an adjunct professor at National University in the department of Special Education in Los Angeles, California. Lara earned her master's in Special Education; Moderate/Severe & Multiple Disabilities from California State University, Northridge and a B.A. in Dance from the University of South Florida. She holds a California Moderate/Severe Education Specialist K-12 teaching credential and taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for over 10 years, where she worked exclusively with students with autism. Ms. Lara is a Behavior & Social Skills Program Supervisor for Inclusive Education and Community Partnership (IECP) a Southern California NPA. 

Joanne Lara, Autism Movement Therapy founder, is Technical Advisor/Consultant on Kiefer Sutherland's new FOX TV show 'Touch.' Sutherland plays the father of a 10 year old non-verbal boy with special needs who can see into the future. Danny Glover & Gugu Mbatha-Raw also star along with David Mazouz. Fox TV.

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Ms Lara is available for workshops, lectures, keynotes and private consultation. For booking and speaking engagements contact:

Joanne Lara
Annie Jennings PR
(908) 281-5183

For more info. and videos, click AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY .

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