Avalon Academy was founded by two parents of children with cerebral palsy – Annie Noonan and Lynette Mullens – and a special education teacher, Kinga Czegeni. Frustrated by the fragmented educational and therapeutic opportunities available to children with cerebral palsy in California, this group decided to become an agent for change.
Annie, Lynette and Kinga developed a vision of a unique school in California which addressed all areas of need (including academic, motor-skill development, recreational, social and emotional) for children of all ages with disorders such as cerebral palsy. Central to this idea was the creation of an environment in which children would thrive and be happy, and where families would have peace of mind knowing that their children were in expert and caring hands.
This vision became reality in January 2005 when Avalon first opened its doors. Avalon now serves K-12
PARENT AND CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS
Avalon holds periodic workshops for parents and caregivers. A variety of topics are explored, such as handling techniques to better manage the care of our students at home. Lifting techniques are also demonstrated to help protect caregivers from associated musculoskeletal injuries. Avalon plans to expand these workshops and become a leader in the field of caregiver training.
Avalon also offers private movement-intervention lessons as well as Functional Synthesis lessons in the Anat Baniel Method® for children of all ages, regardless of enrollment in the regular school programs.