Who Do We Benefit?
- Center For Disease Control and Prevention statistics indicate that more than 1 in 7 American children have a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.
National Down Syndrome Society statistics show 1 in every 700 births in the USA are born with Down Syndrome, approximately 6,000 babies annually.
CDC statistics indicate that there are over 6 million children aged 2-5 years old with ADHD. 75% of those children diagnosed were given medicine as treatment even though the long-term use of medicine is unknown and the recommended first line of treatment calls for behavior therapy.
There is a growing relationship between poverty and risk for disability. Children in poverty situations are 40% more likely to develop social, emotional and behavioral problems.
Dance helps children with special needs develop cognitive skills, provides exercise to manage weight and improves self-confidence. Dance provides a sense of achievement and improved memory.
GDA in summary benefits:
• Differently Abled Students
• Disadvantaged Students
• Dance Studio Locations
• Independent Dance Instructors
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