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White Paper on DMT and Obesity in Children and Adolescents



Meet ADTA Policy Consultant, Myrna R. Mandlawitz, MEd, JD. She covers the Federal legislative area for ADTA and is an acknowledged expert and author on special education law and policy. She currently serves as co-chairman of the National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations. Some of her publications are What Every Teacher Should Know about IDEA 2004 Law and Regulations (Pearson, 2007), Special Education Law (Co-author, Pearson, 2008), Reimbursement for Special Education Services in Residential Placements (National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, 2004), and A Tale of 3 Cities: Urban Perspectives on Special Education (Center on Education Policy, 2003). She is also a contributing author to the Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders-3rd Edition (Wiley, 2005).


Federal Legislative Tools - "How to" for Advocacy

     The ABCs of Advocacy & ADTA

      Who is who in the House and Senate


  Click here to learn more about DMT and State Licensure



GAC Grants are available for ADTA Chapters for local or state legislative activities. Click for application




American Counseling Association (ACA)


American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB)


Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Programs (CACREP)


The National Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT)


National Alliance for Pupil Service Organizations (NAPSO)


Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)


Americans for the Arts Association


Alzheimer's Association

National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel 



Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) tracks  state and Federal legislation important to dance/movement therapy and the ADTA.

Allison Winters, BC-DMT



Jody Wager, BC-DMT

ADTA  President


Corinna Brown, BC-DMT

Arts Advocacy Day              


Robyne Davis, BC-DMT

Education, Arts Advocacy Day


Ellen Yacoe, BC-DMT

Education, Arts Advocacy Day


Norlyn Asprec

Licensure, Arts Advocacy Day


Angela Wiley, BC-DMT


Myrna Mandlawitz, MEd, JD

ADTA Policy Consultant


Gloria J. Farrow

ADTA Operations Director






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