Pictures: Yoga For Autism

The four students at the American School for the Deaf, sitting on mats in the cafeteria, take direction from yoga instructor Aaron West, while interpreter Vicki Watson translates into sign language. The poses are fairly typical for a class of first-timers, but before the class began, the school's staff members weren't sure how the students would take to it. Age 15 to 17, most of the students were not just deaf, but also autistic. This is the first time the school has offered a yoga program for its autistic students. MORE: American School For The Deaf Begins Yoga Program For Its Students With Autism
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