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A place of 'love & acceptance'

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  • Dance program for special needs kids is "therapy in disguise"
  • It's part of a year-round innovative arts program for school-age kids with developmental disabilities

Watching a child dance can be inspiring. When you watch this group of children dance, it goes beyond that.

They all have special needs, from autism and Down syndrome, to cerebral palsy and cancer. But those specials needs don't stop these kids from being kids, thanks to an arts education program at Merrimack Hall in Huntsville, Ala. Debra Jenkins and her husband Alan founded The Johnny Stallings Arts Program, which is a year-round, innovative education arts program for school-age kids with developmental disabilities.

Changing the lives of children through dance

Have you ever dreamed with your feet? Because that's what these kids are doing every week.

 

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