Theory and Practice: Autism in the Studio Dance Teacher Magazine
Autism: It's the Environment, Not just Doctors Diagnosing More Disease Marla Cone July 2009
Autism Asperger's Digest Feb 2009 Autism Movement Therapy®Aut-erobics® Movement & Music Sensory Integration to “Wake Up the Brain” Joanne Lara, M.A.
Thimerosal Vaccine Study H. Young, D. Geier, M. Geier 2008
Revista De Danca - March, 2008. Autism Movement Therapy Article
TAP (The Autism Perspective) Winter 2007 Issue “Waking Up The Brain” , Joanne Lara, M.A.
TAP (The Autism Perspective) Summer 2007 Issue Environmental Toxins & Autism, Joanne Lara, M.A.
Environmental Toxins As An Etiological Factor in Autism Joanne Lara, M.A. (Master’s Thesis)
Music in intervention for children and adolescents with autism: A meta-analysis. Journal of Music Therapy Jennifer Whipple, MM, MT-BC
Mercury/Autism Cover-up Scandal Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Movement Therapy Benefits Children with Autism Kristen Hartshorn, et al
Time to Get a Grip (Autism Society of America) Dr. Martha Herbert, Ph.D.
Integrated Movement Therapy: Yoga-Based Therapy Molly Kenny, M.S.
Transcending the Gaps in Autism Research Alternative Therapies, Nov/Dec 2007 Interview with Dr. Martha Herbert Frank Lampe & Suzanne Snyder Photography by Meghan Moore
Efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Pediatrics, February 2004 Edward Taub, PhD - Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD Stephanie DeLuca, Phd & Karen Echols, PhD
Training-induced brain remapping in chronic aphasia: a pilot study Vitali P, Abutalebi J, Tettamanti M, Danna M, Ansaldo AI, Perani D, Joanette Y, Cappa SF.
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
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
For Booking and additional info please contact:
Expert Beacon Build connections and self-esteem Autism Movement Therapy
Expressive Arts: Learning, Growing, and Expressing Autism Asperger's Digest Sept 2013 Joanne Lara & Keri Bowers Erica Matthews AMT Class in Pana, Il. (
) Herald Review
New Program at Fisher-Titus Offered to Children with Autism Incorporates Music and Movement (AMT)
"Mirroring in Dance/Movement Therapy: Potential mechanisms behind empathy enhancement" The Arts in Psychotherapy by Lucy M. McGarry, B.Sc., Frank A. Russo, Ph.D
"From music making to speaking: Engaging the mirror neuron system in autism" Brain Research Bulletin by Catherine Y. Wana, Krystal Demainea, Lauryn Zipsea,b, Andrea Nortona, Gottfried Schlauga
New Therapy Helps Nonverbal Children With Autism to Say First Words
Is There an Up Side to Autism? Joanne Lara 11/2011 Medscape Today News
'Brush of Love' Joanne Lara interview for Family Network, July 2011 "
Children's Brain Development Is Linked to Physical Fitness, Research Finds" ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2010) "Healing Thresholds highlighted Autism Movement Therapy program:
Music and Dance as an Autism Therapy Aid" 6/2009 Autism Movement Therapy:- alternative approach to improve attentive behavior and language skills - examiner.com July 2009
Autism/Aspergers Digest - Print Jan-Feb 2009
Autism Movement Therapy & RDI - Press Release 12/2008
Autism Movement Therapy Dancers Press Release 4/2008
Autism Movement Therapy Press Release 10/2007
“The Brain That Changes Itself” - NormanDoidge, M.D. NY Times Bestseller
Autism Movement Therapy® Press Release - 10/2007
“Dalai Lama: How Thinking Can Change the Brain” Wall Street Journal - 1/19/07
“A Healing of Souls Using Rock ‘n’ Roll” Los Angeles Times - 10/9/06
MarthaHerbert.com / TranscendResearch.org
Joanne receives Visionary Award from MerrieLynn Ross
Autism Sings! May 5th
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"
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."