St. Lawrence NYSARC Hosts Healing of Magic Workshops

For Immediate Release – St. Lawrence NYSARC, a private, non-profit organization committed to maximizing the potential of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently hosted Kevin Spencer’s Healing of Magic program at St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Community Center in Canton, NY. Spencer, a prominent authority on the therapeutic use of magic tricks in physical and psychological rehabilitation, led over 100 participants in a magic show and several workshops. The event was sponsored by Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation.

Mr. Spencer’s Healing of Magic activity is an exciting therapeutic modality that empowers the therapist with a valuable new tool that motivates participants to become more involved in their treatment. Kevin has received the Approved Providers Status of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is registered as a Professional Development Provider with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Healing of Magic is appropriate for people of all ages with various physical, psychosocial, and developmental disabilities. The program is being used in more than 2,000 facilities in over 30 countries.

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In photo: Kevin Spencer teaches Suzy Hoffleit how to perform a magic trick.

About St. Lawrence NYSARC:
St. Lawrence NYSARC exists as a non-profit membership association dedicated to full inclusion and integration for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities within our communities. The Agency’s mission is to offer individuals and their families an opportunity to achieve self-determined goals and provide life-long learning opportunities.

Daphne Pickert
CEO/Executive Director
St. Lawrence NYSARC

June 3, 2014