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Jane Franklyn
Jane Franklyn

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Hi there,

I am brand new to your network, and excited to get to know people here. 

I am about to qualify in Autism Movement therapy and would like to know if there is any advice about networks of professionals working with alternative therapies? For example Drama therapy, art therapy and how I would go about getting in touch? 

Just for background info I am a dance teacher running an inclusive dance school and mum to Charlie, 6, who is autistic. 

Jane x

March 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

Hi Jane and welcome to the site! 

I'm not aware of any specific networks for those working in alternative therapies, certainly not specific to autism. We have a groups section on the site where you can join existing groups or set up your own interest groups. You may want to create a group around this and we could help to promote it to our members for you. 

We have one exisitng group on autism and creativity which you may find of interest. 

I'll also compiled some articles from the site around the subject of autism and creativity/art/design:

Autism, art and the classroom

Autism, diagnosis and creativity

A view from the autism spectrum: living with and teaching music

Interview with Simon Humphreys: autism and good practice in design

Ready-Steady-Make

Designing everyday activities: Living environments for adults with autism

Auchestra in review

Interview with Kelly Hunter: autism and Shakespeare​

How art therapy can help people with autism

What it looks like to draw from memory

Dance class for children on the autism spectrum teaches self expression

Imagining autism

The art of autism

Shakespeare and autism

I hope you find these and the site of interest and hopefully others maybe able to give you more guidance on other alternative therapies networks.