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Participants in Autism and Movement Project Show Signs of Improvement

Updated: Wednesday, June 4 2014, 04:46 PM CDT

Two years ago, Erica Matthews started the Autism and Movement Project, or AAMP.  This is a non profit organization for children with Autism and other special needs. 

In each session, Matthews uses a program that teaches speech, behavioral and motor skills using music. 

"With doing all those movements, with the processing you have to see the movements, hear the music and then dance, so it takes your whole brain," Matthews said.

AAMP now has 60 students who travel from as far as 2 hours to attend these classes that happen twice-a-week in Pana, IL.

Participants range from ages 2 to 26.  Parents say they've seen major differences in their children's social skills and impulse control. 

For more information on AAMP and how you can sign your child or a loved one up for these sessions click on the, Web Watch tab on the home page.

Participants in Autism and Movement Project Show Signs of Improvement


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