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New Jersey Dancin' Dreams: the Dance Social for Children with Autism and Special Needs!

What is New Jersey Dancin' Dreams?

New Jersey Dancin' DreamsTM is a non-benefit association devoted to giving chances to fun, financially savvy restorative mediations, and youth advancement programs for defenseless populaces incorporating youngsters with formative inabilities and extraordinary populaces, for example, inward city children and vagrants. New Jersey Dancin' Dreams will dispatch a progression of activities, the first, is a Workshop for Children with Autism, to be held at NJISC2012, at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 28, 2012. We are very excited to inaugurate this program and trust it will become another tradition at the Jersey Salsa Congress!
For our very first edition of the New Jersey Dancin' Dreams, we feature:
  • Activities include dance instruction, Musical Instrument Instruction, Dance Socials
  • FREE Raffle : Two lucky children will win musical instruments
  • FREE Goodies: All Participants wil receive a FREE Tshirt, Tote Bag, and Towel
  • FREE Lunch: All Participants and Chaperones will have FREE lunch
  • Participation is FREE on a first come, first served basis!

For more information, email us njdreams@njisc.com.

Stay Tuned for the 2012 Schedule!

Saturday ▪ April 28, 2012 ▪ Hilton Hotel & Conference Center ▪ East Brunswick ▪ NJ
10:00AM to 11:00AM FREE Registration in Hotel Lobby
11:00AM to 12:00PM FREE Lunch for the kids & their chaperones
12:00PM to 1:00PM the Dance Social for Children with Autism, developmental disabilities and other vulnerable children population with special needs.

1Schedules subject to change without notice. Please check frequently on this website for latest information, or sign up for updates.

Who Are the Lead Instructors at the NJISC2012 Workshops for Children with Autism?

Grace Badillo

Grace is President of , and recipient of the 2008 President's Volunteer Service Award will be one of the lead volunteer instructors for the dance workshops for children with autism.

Carmen Milagros Taveras

Carmen is the Development Coordinator at the in New York City, which is devoted to the care of kids with a mental imbalance range issue in grades K-8. Her dedication is to propel the social, formative and scholastic development of its understudies through spearheading instructive and remedial systems with a specific end goal to set up every tyke to take an interest in the more extensive group. A previous Professional Santo Rico artist, Carmen is additionally Director of the in Harlem.

Why New Jersey Dancin' Dreams?

New Jersey Dancin' Dreams was formally established in December 2009 by Mary Jane (MJ) San Gabriel, assenting mother of Rafael, a stranded tyke with a mental imbalance. Driven by an individual mission to look for successful restorative mediations for exceptional kids like her embraced child, MJ (a Chemical Engineer and previous Senior Regional Operations Manager for both Apple Computer(s) and Levi Strauss and Co,) moved vocations and sought after graduate investigations in Special Education and presently seeking after a Master's in Nursing, NP Psychiatry and Mental Health. MJ now longs for establishing facilities for kids with formative handicaps and add to the extension of research on extreme introvertedness.

The Benefits of Music and Dancing Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorders

The advantages of music and move treatments in kids and youthful grown-ups harassed with a mental imbalance and extreme introvertedness range issue are well documented.1, 2 and 3 Through music and move, straightforward development treatments give methods for data rearrangement and quality in relational abilities. At the point when a mentally unbalanced kid or youthful grown-ups tunes in and moves to music, the procedure of redundancy and sequencing enhance intellectual capacities. Suprisingly, numerous mentally unbalanced youngsters carry on better and impart all the more effectively.

Would You Like to Volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers to assume different parts in this extremely exceptional workshop! The key capability of volunteers incorporate most extreme commitment and persevering persistence for unique kids. Workshop Partners to the youngsters are profoundly prescribed to have involvement in medicinal services, ideally the individuals who have coordinate involvement with kids with inabilities. Aides to the workshop educators and accomplices needn't bother with formal preparing or degrees in social insurance, yet have time and ability to be prepared on the most proficient method to aid these uncommon workshops. In case you're keen on volunteering, please send an email to njdreams@njisc.com.

Two Training Sessions will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel:
  • April 27, 2012 - Friday, 4:30PM to 6:00PM
  • April 28, 2012 Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

A Fully Compliant Non-Profit Organization

New Jersey Dancin' Dreams is composed according to the New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Act and is sorted out for philanthropic exercises which are reliable with the arrangements of Section 501(C) (3) of the code and its controls. We are fused in the State of New Jersey and enrolled with the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Department of Treasury.

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1Wimpory DC and Nash S. "Musical interaction therapy - therapeutic play for children with autism," Child Language Teaching and Therapy, February 1999 15: 17-28.
2Hartshron K, Olds L, Field T et al. "Creative movement therapy benefits children with autism." Early Child Development and Care, 2001 166: 1-5.
3Lara J. "Autism Movement Therapy: Aut-erobics Movement & Music Sensory Integration to 'Wake Up the Brain'." Autism - Asperger's Digest Magazine, January - February 2009 39-40

Thank you very much for visiting our website and for your interest in NJISC2012!

We hope to see you in April 2012!


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