I decided to come to Israel instead of visiting special needs programs locally because Israel has been the “pioneer” in creating programs for people with disabilities. Families from all over the world move to Israel in order for their children to benefit from their special needs programs. The programs that I visited in Israel each have a very unique quality that I want to include in the program I am developing in Boston; to provide therapy programs for people with special needs, to integrate them into the community and, in the process, to change the image of special needs. In addition, once my dance therapy program is up and running, I would like for there to be a connection between the students in my program and the students in the programs that I visited in Israel. Although my visit to Israel was short, it inspired me to continue on my path to create an empowering program for children with special needs in Boston.
Dance, move, empower,