"Autism With Attitude" Dance Group Receives Standing Ovation
Autism With Attitude (AWA), a dance group founded by high school teacher Jonathan Baron, recently appeared on "The Greatest Dancer" to show the world not to underestimate people with Autism Spectrum.
All of the members of AWA are on the spectrum, and with Jonathan’s help, they’ve found a new way to express themselves through dance. Cheryl, who is the mother of one of the dancers, says that she saw an immediate change in her son as soon as he started working with AWA.
“James has high functioning autism,” she explained. “He’s always been quite a solitary child, but dancing has opened his eyes a lot to the outside world. I see him dance with passion, excitement, happiness, and these are all emotions that we never saw from him.”
“They began with Jonathan Baron, a dance teacher at the school, who saw an opportunity for the children to be able to express themselves through dance,” Cheryl continued. “They’ve become a real family unit. They just want to prove to everyone that regardless of your abilities and capabilities that you can achieve anything.”
Watch AWA nailing their audition in the clip below, and don’t forget to share their accomplishment with others.
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