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Step by Step! Dance Classes - Down Syndrome and Autism Sessions

Posted Wednesday March 22 2017 at 3:55 pm

Two boys with teacher

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is expanding its offerings for children with special needs.  This spring, Step by Step will continue its dance program for children on the autism spectrum, while also adding a session for children with Down syndrome.

Step by Step teaches the basics of dance while incorporating social skills and the use of imagination and personal expression. Children dance to live music in a relaxed, fun environment and receive personalized attention from specially trained faculty. Parents or caretakers may stay during class time.

Age Range: 8-14 (If your child is not in the age range but you feel Step by Step is the right fit, please contact Kimberly Haack for approval before registering.)

Down Syndrome Session: Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m., March 25 - May 6, 2017 (7 sessions total)

Autism Session: Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m., March 25 - May 6, 2017 (7 sessions total)

Tuition: $120 per student for six sessions—the first session is free so that you can determine if this is the right fit for your child

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ReelAbilities Film Festival Boston - March 29 - April 6, 2017

Posted Wednesday March 22 2017 at 2:10 pm

ReelAbilities Boston

The sixth annual ReelAbilities - Boston Disabilities Film Festival takes place March 29 - April 6, 2017.  Films include:

Life, Animated - This Oscar-nominated documentary introduces us to Owen Suskind, a young man with autism who, as a child, was unable to speak until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate—immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.  A coming-of-age story, the film follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 6:30 pm - Museum of Science Boston, Cahners Theatre.

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ASL Interpreted High Flying Frisbee Dogs - Boston Children's Museum

Posted Thursday March 16 2017 at 11:45 pm

Mike with one if his frisbee dogs

Some dogs love to run, some love to sit on your lap, and some love to catch Frisbees!  Meet Mike and his canine friends, Bullet and Maui.  Learn how Mike trains them, and watch some spectacular Frisbee aerobatics.  Prepare to be amazed!

March 18, 2017  11 am and 12 noon  ASL-Interpreted
Free with paid Museum admission.  Free tickets distributed first-come, first-served one hour before each program.

For more information, visit the Museum website or contact:
Saki Iwamoto, Health and Wellness Educator