“ There's a bridge between the left and right hemisphere that transmits information. What happens with our kids is that the transmission of the information is not going through. Dance and music forces the brain to reorganize itself. Through the music and the movement the child is being asked to hear the music, process the sequence and the patterns, and then dance, it takes both sides of the brain to dance. “ -Joanne Lara, abc7 news, Denise Dador

 

Autism Research

 


 

 

Radio & TV Appearances

CNN/HLN Brad Pomerance 10 2011
WTOP Washimgton, DC
WRHB Orlando, FL
KRLD Dallas, TX
The Richards Stevens Show
KGO San Fran, CA
WGAU Atlanta, GA
KTRS St. Louis, MO
KRLD/KJKK Dallas, TX
ParentsTV
KPFK - CONNECT THE DOTS - Shawn Casey O'Brien
abc7 - Eyewitness News - Denise Dador
MSNBC - Lester Holt
KCSN 88.5 FM - 88.5 Shrink Rap Named "Best of LA" by Los Angeles Magazine
Autism One Radio/Voice of America
Suzi Marsh LCSW B 98.5 Fm
KBUL 970AM - Tommy B Show
George Putnam Show
WVNJ - Sam Greenfield Show
KBUL 98FM
For the People
TalkStar Radio Network - Chuck Harder
Monica Moshenko - Disability News & Views Radio
Barbra Alexander - Health Radio.net

 


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APPEARANCES

  • Key Note Naturally Autistic ANCA Awards Maple Ridge, BC 10 2012
  • Delhi (Gurgaon) India Soch AMT Certification Workshop Aug. 4 & 5th, 2012
  • Herkimer Area Resource Center, March 13 & 14th, Herkimer, NY http://www.herkimerarc.org/section/upcoming-events
  • Eastern, Illinois University Martin Luther King Jr. Union Nov. 17, 2011 - http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/article_7d20f37a-0cbe-11e1-a8d2-001cc4c002e0.html
  • London AMT Certification Workshop Aug. 20th, 2011
  • Lisbon AMT Certification Workshop Aug. 17th, 2011
  • Wales AMT Certification Workshop Aug. 17th, 2011
  • Conferences, workshops & presentations throughout the United States:
    Future Horizons Conference "Sensory Conference" Joanne Lara & Carol Kranowitz  April 8, Columbus, Ohio
    http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102532372525-172/Columbus.pdf
    Registration  http://www.fhautism.com/Conferences/ColumbusSensoryConference/tabid/280/Default.aspx
  • Special Needs Network Conference April 16 LA, CA - http://www.specialneedsnetwork.net/upcomingevents.html
  • IL Parks Conference "Soaring to New Heights" Chicago Hilton January 27-29 2011
  • Autism Movement Therapy Certification Workshop, R & R Arts Center, October 16th & 17th 2010
  • Autism Movement Therapy Certification Workshop, R & R Arts Center, June 19th & 20th 2010
  • Autism Movement Therapy Workshop, Hubbard Street Dance Center, Chicago, Il, March 2010
  • Autism Movement Therapy Workshop, Dance Center Evanston, Evanston, Il, March 2010
  • Autism Movement Therapy Workshop, Seguin Services, Chicago Il, March 2010
  • Autism & the Arts, The Elliot Institute La Cresenta, Ca , June 2009
  • Autism Movement Therapy, LeRoy Haynes Family Resource La Verne, Ca, May 2009
  • Transition to Adult Living the ITP in the IEP ASA Chapter LA: Village Glen West School LA, CA April 2009
  • ARTS, a film about possibilities, disabilities & the arts: Keri Bowers Barnsdall Gallery Theatre Hollywood, Ca, April 2009
  • Tools for Transformation 2009, Special Needs Network Junior Blind of AmericaLA, Ca , April 2009
  • Autism & Inclusion, Oxnard Unified School District – Oxnard, California, September 2008 & October 2008
  • Autism Movement Therapy – Waking Up the Brain, Los Angeles Unified School District, May 2008
  • Bridging Autism Through Dance, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 4 -7 2009
  • Possibilities, Disabilities & the Arts, Keri Bowers & Joanne Lara MA, Los Angeles R & R Arts Center, September 7, 2008
  • Autism & Environmental Toxins, 2nd National University Research and Scholarship Conference, La Jolla, Ca. September 2, 2008
  • The Arts and our Kids: Inclusion for Autism, TECBD Conference Nov 15-17, 2007 Arizona State University
  • Movement & Music Therapy for Autism, at “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference, Pasadena City College, Aug 18 & 19th, 2007
  • Movement, Music & Autism, Family Focus Resource & Empowerment Center; 3rd Annual Conference, Oct 21st, 2006 CSUN


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Resources

 

 

Joanne receives Visionary Award from MerrieLynn Ross 
Autism Sings! May 5th

 

Joanne Lara receives an award


Joanne Lara receiving a Hearts & Arts Award from Keri Bowers & the Autism Society of America, LA Chapterat the premiere screening of ARTS a film about possibilities, disabilities & the arts (directed by Keri Bowers) featuring interviews with Stephen Wiltshire "The Human Camera," Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore, Donna Williams, Joanne Lara and many more.... 4/17/2009



Autism Hangout Podcast: Joanne Lara on "Key Learning's"

Autism Hangout Podcast: Joanne Lara on "Watch Our Money for Autism"

Autism Hangout: Visit Site

Joanne Lara Discusses Autism: 



ARTS a film about possibilities, disabilities & the arts

 

Laura James from http://www.mlm-home-business.net/ says:

"Over the past 8 years, I have worked almost every day to help my daughter with issues related to her having autism. I am truly grateful because she has improved greatly since being diagnosed at the age of 2. Along the way, a variety of autism therapies have been tried. Three of the most effective have been RDI (Relationship Development Intervention), Autism Movement Therapy and horse riding therapy. I am going to write another blog post soon about a meeting between the leaders of RDI and Autism Movement Therapy. For now, I want to focus on Autism Movement Therapy. Simply put, my daughter loves this program. I do too."