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June 28, 2010, Los Angeles, CA – Joanne Lara, founder and Director of Autism Movement Therapy, Inc., is presenting “Rock For Autism,â€? a musical benefit for children with special needs. A night of all-star talent will perform live at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on July 14th from 6-11:30 p.m. The house band for the evening will be The Vibe Tribe, one of L.A.’s leading rock and roll bands, with Jazz Superstar Mindi Abair headlining.

In addition to Mindi Abair, Rock For Autism brings together a lineup of mega-talent including guitar legend and GRAMMY® winner Brad Davis, who has played with Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, David Lee Roth, Billy Bob Thornton, Tommy Shaw and Steve Earle, to name a few. Also performing July 14th will be American Idol’s Chris Golightly, as well as The Vibe Tribe ALL STAR Jam Band, who are the talented musicians Arlan Schierbaum, Susan

Sheller, Kara Grainger, Lamont Sydnor and J.V. Collier. Rounding out the evening of music is pop sensation Chadwick, and opening will be Dave Beukers, an extraordinary artist with autism.

The master of ceremonies will be Jamie Alcroft, who has been a Tonight Show favorite and produces Headliners Comedy Club in Thousand Oaks.

“Music is the universal language that speaks to everyone, and thanks to the talented musicians tonight and the fans’ support, we will be able to truly benefit our children with autism,� says Joanne Lara. “All proceeds from the Rock for Autism benefit concert will help fund a therapy dog for a child with autism, which are $13,000 each.� Lara concludes, “To be able to give back to the special needs children through music is truly a blessing.�

Tickets to this evening of musical magic are available for $20, or $10 for students 18 and under at the door. You can support children with special needs by purchasing tickets at or

Sponsors for the event include such leading professionals, companies and institutions such as Audio-Technica, Bullet Cable, Canyon Club, Hippie Chips, KLOS 95.5 FM, Music Connection, Takamine and The Alternate Root.

About Autism Movement Therapy, Inc. Drawing on twenty years as a professional dancer and ten years as a Moderator/Severe Education Specialist, founder Joanne Lara, MA created Autism Movement Therapy (AMT), which incorporates movement and music in collaboration with Positive Behavior Support to assist those with autism in meeting and achieving their speech, language, social and academic goals. AMT is an empowering strategy that connects both the left and right hemispheres of the brain while cognitively remapping neurological pathways. 323.240.0361 Autism Movement Therapy, Inc is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization Tax ID #27-0503622