Current Online Classes

 

Music, Movement, and Mindfulness

Tuesdays 2-3pm via Zoom

Given the opportunity, people of all abilities can learn to develop greater body awareness, strength, physical and mental flexibility, confidence, self-regulation, and self-expression through yoga practice. The benefits of yoga are well documented. The practice inherently targets visual-spatial, gross motor, language, social-emotional, and executive function skills.


The intention of the class is for each individual to align with the best version of themselves by becoming stronger, more balanced, more flexible, and to feel more calm and relaxed. Each session is designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles through engaging, joyful, and experience based activities including:  interactive games, dancing, mindful movement, storytelling, singing, guided meditation, and breathing techniques.

All abilities welcome! NJ DDD funding accepted! Email for details!

Disney/Pixar Club

Thursdays, 4-5pm via Zoom

Each week, participants will watch a Disney/Pixar movie leading up to Chat Club.  Students will have the option of completing a graphic organizer and/or creating art based on the movie.  Conversations and sharing will include discussion about characters, plot, setting, and the movie soundtrack.  Other activities may include: movie trivia, sing-alongs or karaoke to the movie soundtrack, movement/yoga poses that are related to the movie, watching a Disney short film and discussing.


Pragmatic skills instruction will be infused into each class and will include:  promoting self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-advocacy, maintaining conversations, and understanding the perspectives of others. Classes are designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles, and will be modified so that every student can participate.  

All abilities welcome! NJ DDD funding accepted! Email for details!

Chat Club

Young Adults meet Mondays at 11:30am via Google Meet

In partnership with Star Thrower Group, this group focuses on pragmatic skills and friendship. Conversation and activities foster self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-advocacy, and social problem solving. Students are invited to share personal special interests, guided to acknowledge and understand the perspectives of others, and encouraged to recognize and engage in authentic connection. 

The group adapts to the needs of the learners who participate and includes semi-structured practice, movement to strengthen the brain-body connection, and interactive games.

All abilities welcome! NJ DDD funding accepted! Email for details!

Multimodal Communication Group

Teens and Young Adults meet Mondays 3pm-4pm via Zoom

Young Learners (suggested 7-11 years) meet Tuesdays 4pm-5pm via Zoom

In partnership with Akhil Autism Foundation, this group focuses on building and expanding receptive and expressive language skills, executive functions, and social communication using multiple language modalities including speech, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), and typing. This interactive group adapts to the needs of the learners who participate and includes structured practice, movement to strengthen the brain-body connection, and parent coaching.

Register or learn more by sending an email to programs@akhilautismfoundation.org

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please contact us!

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