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92nd Street Y | June Intensive: Dance for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum (New York City)

  • HARKNESS DANCE CENTER AT THE 92Y GILDA AND HENRY BLOCK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10128 United States (map)

June Intensive: Dance for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Sunday, June 14- Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sunday 1:30- 7:15 PM & Monday- Thursday 5:30- 9:30 PM

(15 hour training)


Harkness Dance Center at The 92nd Street Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Course Description:

In this experiential course, participants learn about the characteristics and identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Four experts in the field present a variety of educational and therapeutic approaches to engage the strengths of children with ASD and address relationship, behavioral and learning issues through dance.

This course is fully approved by ADTA for Alternate Route credit for R-DMT. This dance therapy course is eligible for 15 CE hours. For further information about ADTA, visit

About the Instructors

Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT, LMHC has a full-time private practice in Cold Spring, New York and NYC, specializing in parent- infant/child and family therapy; trauma; medical illness; and adult chronic pain. She is the International Medical Creative Arts Spokesperson for the Andréa Rizzo Foundation, having created and continuing to be the senior dance/movement therapist for pediatric patients at Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, since 2003. She received the 2010 Marian Chace Distinguished Dance Therapist award from the ADTA. She teaches in Europe, South America, New Zealand, Israel and Asia; holds faculty positions in the USA, The Netherlands, Chech Republic, Argentina and China; offers the Ways of Seeing International Webinar Training Program for dance/movement therapists and allied professionals; has published numerous papers about her work; and her book, The Dancing Dialogue: Using the communicative power of movement with young children is used extensively in dance/movement therapy training programs internationally.

Diane Duggan, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT

Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC Coordinator

Catherine Gallant, MA