Learning about Autism

Wendy Masterson
February 9, 2015

As we prepare for our collaboration with Danceworks, which will focus on autism, the students in Learning, Expression & Artistry had an interactive Skype session with Sylvia Maes to learn more about it. Sylvia is a Movement Therapist and Body-Mind Centering Practitioner in Massachusetts. Her professional practice of thirty-years has encompassed working with children with special needs and their families. During the seminar, Interlochen students asked questions regarding the brain development and autism. Sylvia's responses included hands-on facilitation and descriptions of sensory and nervous system development as well as everyday applications. This session and guest provided a valuable resource for assessing brain development and a variety of approaches for recalibrating or re-awakening a complex body system.