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Allegro Foundation...a Champion for Children with Disabilities is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that combines movement instruction with medical and educational expertise, creating new techniques to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.
Who We Serve: Allegro teaches more than 500 children with intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, orthopedic challenges (wheelchairs and walkers), Spina bifida, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy, visual and hearing impairments, children "at-risk", and children with cancer in FREE classes every week!
Allegro Foundation has been operational for 20 years. Originally founded in 1991 in Los Angeles, Allegro has taught THOUSANDS of North Carolina's underserved children with disabilities and at risk, providing medical, social, emotional, and educational benefits for the past 10 years.
Allegro's basic philosophy emphasizes the total learning process by combining cognitive and muscle memories together to stimulate sequential and conceptual learning, problem-solving skills and communication, while also building motor skills/physical coordination, and eliciting strong emotional and physiological changes in the body. Please visit Allegro's Research Institute for a detailed biological explanation of Allegro's Basic Philosophy.
The teaching assistant will be working one on one with a child with a disability or a child "at risk". Classes are held once a week throughout Charlotte and are thirty minutes long. A volunteer will assist a child with a disability by steadying them if they appear to be unstable, demonstrating techniques they are not familiar with, and most importantly, being a friend.