Round Up, August 19th

Happy Monday! Can you believe we're past the August midpoint already? The year is flying by!

We're going to keep the Round Up short on news stories today because we've got some big announcements to bring you first!

The George Center Blog Turns 1!

On August 15th 2012, we posted our first blog post on this blog, making last week our first birthday (of the blog of course, not The George Center)! In that time frame, we have:

  • Posted 169 posts!
  • Been viewed in 95 countries on every populated continent!
  • Been shared on various social media outlets by Ben Folds!

It's been a fun year, and we're looking forward to more good things in the next year!

Any Dream Will Do is BACK!

That's right, friends, our sensational after school performing arts group is back for season 2! In case you're not friends with us on Facebook (fix that, by the way), check out this video to see just how excited we are:


Video link

This year's group promises to be even more fun. There will be singing, dancing, acting, field trips to various local arts events, and a performance topping it all off! The class is open to 4th-12th grade students from all around the metro-Atlanta area. Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, come on out and join the fun!

You can register online, but you'd better hurry! We have to cap the class at a certain number to ensure that every kiddo gets lots of attention and coaching!


Alright, now to some news links...

Hospital Expands Music Therapy (WDRB, Louisville)

This hospital in Kentucky has just spent $400,000 to expand their therapy unit that includes lots of great music therapy resources and goodies! How cool is that?! You know when a hospital writes checks like that, they're behind something.

Autistic Kids’ Enhanced Math Abilities Tied to Unique Brain Organization (PsychCentral)

This study recently found that children with autism and average IQ's outperformed their peers in the same IQ range on math problems, with unique brain patterns being cited as a cause! The results show that some children with autism may have thought processes that predispose them to problem solving. Interesting stuff.