School for Deaf's Yoga Class Helps Autistic Children

The American School for the Deaf has been teaching deaf children since 1817. They've recently incorporated a new program to help their students who are also autistic -- yoga.

The Hartford Courant reports that the yoga program is already making a difference with these kids, helping them focus and connect with their breath and their bodies.

Rich Smaller, a counselor at the school says that the autistic students "never feel right in their own skin, and if we can quell that, even for only 15 minutes, I think it's worth it." He goes on to talk about how yoga has helped a student named Jose:

Namaste to that!

image via Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant

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