Therapy & Performing Arts programs
Therapy & Performing Arts programs allow children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in various arts and recreational programs. In addition to receiving therapeutic benefit from these fun activities, the children also gain new and rewarding experiences from which they develop self-confidence and increased motor function. Classes are taught by certified instructors and therapists.
Currently The Genesis Foundation is providing grant funding to three programs:
- Bournedale Elementary School’s Integrated Preschool Music Therapy programming within Bourne Public Schools. This program is, in part, funded by the Cape Cod Fall Classic golf and fishing tournament fundraiser, held in Hyannisport each year. This music therapy and enrichment program consists of students in the special education program and their peers, creating an inclusive classroom. This past year, the program averaged 63 preschoolers from ages 3-5, and these students face challenges from such diagnoses as autism, cerebral palsy, and emotional difficulties. The activities of the music therapy program, such as dance and movement activities, singing, repetition and rhyming, greatly enhance the student’s education and allow for improvement in these children’s verbal responses, language development, social interaction skills, and academic development. Additionally, The Genesis Foundation recently was able to fund the purchase of 50 new musical instruments to be used in the Music Therapy Program.
“The music therapy program complements the philosophy of our integrated preschool and provides a fun and engaging activity which is accessible to all of our preschool students, regardless of learning style or ability.” Kelly Mooney, Student Services Director/Early Childhood Coordinator for the Bourne Public School
- Wellspring Farm Learning Center hippotherapy program in Rochester, MA: Our grant will support students (in wheelchairs, with autism, developmental challenges, etc) from Carver School system for three months of therapy visits! Read more about Wellspring here.
- Amplifi Music for Life Music Therapy Program, Lexington, MA: Our grant will provide weekly music therapy programs in partnership with the LABBB collaborative for students in the special education program! Read more about Amplifi Music here.
The Genesis Foundation is eager to increase the number of programs and are appreciative of additional support from our corporate community.
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