23. September, 2012Uncategorized Comments Off on Yoga for Uniforms Teams up with Team Bradley for the Autism Speaks Walk

 

 

Meet Bradley! Bradley is 1 in 88 children who are diagnosed with Autism. On September 29th Yoga for Uniforms will join the Autism Speaks walk in New Jersey. We have come together as a united voice to raise awareness for children just like Brad, whose lives are touched by Autism. Brad’s Mom offers a few reason as to why we chose to support Autism Speaks:

‘Why do we fundraiser with Autism Speaks?

-Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases

-Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. They are dedicated to funding research, increasing awareness and advocacy for the needs of individuals with Autism and their families.’

Along with the opportunity to fundraise and walk, we will have time to introduce Brad to live yoga instruction. There is a tremendous body of literature that discusses the benefits of a regular yoga practice and how it effects our children with special needs. Through the exploration of yoga they can experience the process of self regulation as well as the benefits of  breathing techniques. Both of these foundational blocks of a regular practice can assist with  body awareness as well as the anxiety disorders often associated with Autism. I am looking forward to sharing the practice with Brad and his friends, while being fully absorbed in the lessons they are sure to share.