OSWEGO, NY – Dancers and instructors at SusanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Academy of Dance are taking steps forward to support children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Oswego County.
In addition, the dance academy will be the first studio in Oswego County to offer a unique “introduction to dance” class for children with Autism this fall.
OCATF is a local task force that seeks to enhance the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Oswego County.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHaving SusanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Academy of Dance show such support will help our Task Force for years to come,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â explained Julie Chetney, OCATF chair.
The three- year-old task force has established a resourceful web site, put together a printed resource guide, and has organized several local Autism awareness events.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOur task force is looking forward to offering workshops, seminars, play groups and many other opportunities to children, families, and caregivers who are living with Autism,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Chetney continued.
SusanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Academy of Dance will present its 17th annual recital entitled ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œLight up the StageÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in the Oswego High School theater.
Advanced sale tickets for the recital that will benefit OCATF are $8 each, and are available by calling 349-3510.
For more information about OCATF, visit www.oswegocountyautism.org or for more information about SusanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Academy of Dance and fall classes for children with Autism call 342-0900 or visit the studio, at 180 Water St.
Pictured are: Dominique Conzone and Casey Rose of SusanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Dance Academy tipping their hats for Autism with Jake Chetney and Trevor Elowsky.