AUTHOR Joanne Lara, MA
Joanne Lara, MA, earned her master's in special education from California State University Northridge and her BA in dance from the University of South Florida. She founded the nonprofit organization Autism Movement Therapy and teaches AMT classes in Van Nuys, CA, where she is the director of Autism Movement Therapy-AMT Behavior. Joanne is currently a core adjunct professor at National University in Los Angeles and helped to design the Autism Certificate Program. In addition, she produced the soon-to-be-released documentary Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts and served as technical advisor/autism consultant for Kiefer Sutherland’s FOX TV series Touch. To learn more about AMT Certification Workshops & Licensing visit www.autismmovementtherapy.org. DisclosureFinancial: Ms. Lara has an ownership position in Autism Movement Therapy and production of the DVD Auterobics. She also receives royalties from Professional Development Resources on sales of her courses.Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.