with Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore,
Ed Asner, Joanne Lara, Alex Plank
Awarded Autism Community Grant 2016
Baker Grant 2018
Autism Works Now
LA Parent article
AMT YouTube Channel
AMT Class in Los Angeles with Founder Joanne Lara
"Programs like Joanne's Autism Movement Therapy offer opportunities for our kids to develop the necessary and fundamental skills that benefit all our kids. Art saved my life!"
- Temple Grandin, PhD
Autism Movement Therapy, Inc is a nonprofit
organization, focused on serving the autism community by providing movement & music community outreach programs globally
and workplace readiness skills resulting in meaningful dignified employment for individuals with autism and related disorders through its Autism Works Now program.
Generation A wins Golden Door Film Festival Award for Raising Autism Awareness!
Radio & TV Appearances
NPR 1A WAMU
NPR Miami 91.3 FM/ 91.5 FM
abc7 Ellen & Colleen
Wall Street Journal Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero
MSNBC with Lester Holt
Fox 5 On the Street NYC
and over 75 syndicated radio stations across the country
Larry King Tribute Dinner
Special Guest of Honor Temple Grandin and Joe Mantegna
Joanne Lara ~
Autism & the media
Ed Asner, James Durbin, Matt Asner, Temple Grandin, Joe Mantegna & Joanne Lara
Temple Grandin & Friends: Autism Works Now event Club Nokia, Los Angeles (watch the 15 min short below )
“More information than I thought I would
receive. So amazing. Best class I’ve ever taken!”
--Yvette Lucente, mother of a child with autism
For TV, Radio and Print Bookings
Annie Jennings PR USA Public Relations
Sara - TV, Print & Online: 908-281-5183
Stacy - Radio: 412-213-3070
Autism Works Now!
Awarded Autism Speaks
Community Grant 2016!
Cindi Triantos Trent - The American College of Greece, Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts
No words can express my gratitude for the AMTworkshop. You are a true inspiration Joanne Lara!
- Brittni Cleland, ABA BII, San Diego, Ca
There's a bridge between the left and right hemisphere that transmits information. What happens with our kids is that the transmission of the information is not going through. Dance and music forces the brain to reorganize itself. Through the music and the movement the child is being asked to hear the music, process the sequence and the patterns, and then dance, it takes both sides of the brain to dance.“
- Joanne Lara, ABC 7 News, Denise Dador
The workshop/training was amazing and I loved every second of it. I had the chance to bring my autistic nephew to the class Joanne held as an example for us and it opened my eyes to endless possibilities for him and my career... I also want to personally thank Ali Golding & MovementWorks for linking me up with Joanne. It has changed my life for the better and I can’t wait to see what the future holds
- M. Gallego, LA, CA
20th Century Fox
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Lakers
Lorne Michaels SNL
Metta World Peace (formally Ron Artest)
Mr. & Ms. Donald Rumsfeld Family Fund
The Susan Zirkl Z.L Memorial Charitable Foundation
Crane Fund for Widows and Children
Arlene & Joe Mantegna
Alan Dershowitz Esq.
Dr. Youram Nassir, Oncology Cancer Care Institute LA