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Dance group gets Knight Foundation grant for program helping special needs students

 

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The Knight Foundation has granted millions to local arts programs to help elevate Miami into a world-class cultural destination. Those grants include one to Karen Peterson and Dancers Inc., a 22-year-old company that teaches teens with special needs how to dance.

“Ten of the schools we serviced in the past,” Peterson said. “Because of the Knight Foundation, we were able to increase to 20.”

The students have a wide range of disabilities from autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, visual, language disabilities and emotional impairment.

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