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Kiwanis Club Hall, 2515 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Beyond ABA – Unique and therapeutic activities to fill those summer months! (Monday, June 12 at 7pm)

Parents, You won’t want to miss this meeting!

We all know that summer can be daunting for parents of kids on the spectrum. You want them to get in as much therapy and academic learning as possible but they may need a break. The question is what kind of break? Unfortunately, for kids with autism having too much free/unstructured time can actually cause regression. To help our parents have a family fun summer, we are excited to introduce two amazing activities that are both fun AND will still be very beneficial to your children.

Tricia Gomez, from Rhythm Works Integrative Dance, will be presenting her hip hop dance program for kids with learning differences and special needs. The classes focuses on sensory processing, behavioral analysis, kinesiology, movement safety, and how dance can be used to benefit cognitive, motor, and social/emotional development. Based on the popular Hip Hop Made Easy and Hip Hop In a Box, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance provides a structured, yet flexible framework that can be customized to fit each students’ needs.

JP Pereat, from The Mighty Under Dogs (MUD), a dedicated group of surfers who firmly believe that surf and ocean therapy can heal. JP will speak about the benefits of surf therapy and how it can transform a child. Each surf session is documented for parents, behaviorists and doctors to show the transformation of the child while being out on the ocean. MUD works with children of all needs, even severe. The goal of MUD is to create awareness for the cause globally and to show the benefits of surf therapy. Their mission is to reach out to local communities worldwide and to create sustainable surf therapy programs on a weekly or bi weekly basis.