Creatively Able movement classes for individuals with special needs utilize popular music and include warm up/stretching, balance and strengthening exercises, work with partners and a final combination where the students are actively involved in creating the routine. Creator, Andrew Palermo’s understanding of the intricacies of the autism spectrum and special needs issues, his choice of activities and the pacing of the class elicit in his students a deep sense of self-confidence and engagement.

Creatively Able workshops for staff and educators give participants hands on training in this movement technique, as well as offer spirited discussion, debate and consideration for working within the autism spectrum and special needs issues; most particularly, when looked at through the scope of the performing and creative arts.