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Autism Resource Center

SENSational Story Time with a Yoga Twist

The Arc of the South Shore has partnered with The Paul Pratt Memorial Library and The Little Bee Yoga Company to offer a monthly program series that includes story time, the making of a sensory/adaptive book kit to enhance the experience, and an interactive yoga class based upon the theme.  The program’s goal is to help children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) love and embrace books and become more engaged in reading by making the stories interactive and alive.  All ages and abilities are welcome and staff is available to assist participants and provide support.   This family focused activity is fun and therapeutic and offers opportunities for children with ASD and their family members to share an experience that uniquely fosters literacy and physical and emotional wellness.

The Paul Pratt Memorial Library’s grant initiative, “Equal Access for All,” has prioritized library services for people with ASD.  The commitment to develop collections and programs that meet the needs of children with autism and their families is integral to the library’s mission of serving all citizens.”  The Arc of the South Shore is looking to expand this program throughout the South Shore.

Great link on the benefits of yoga for children with Autism

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/yoga-generates-huge-benefits-for-children-with-autism