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Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® with Autism (ASD)  | Phoenix (Scottsdale), AZ | USA 

Massage for Children with Autism (ASD)The Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® with Autism (ASD) is coming to Phoenix (Scottsdale), Arizona. This Accredited 2-day professional training, taught by Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be held at the Cortiva Institute.

Cortiva graduates enter the profession of massage therapy with competence, confidence, and connections to their colleagues. The comprehensive curriculum, inspired by tradition and guided by current research and practice, creates an exceptional foundation for a successful, long-term career as a massage therapist. Cortiva is minutes away from great dining, lodging, spas, golf courses and hiking in the Superstition Mountains, so it’s easy to turn your education seminar into a vacation if you come out with family.

Joe's Farm Grill, Gilbert, ArizonaWhile in Phoenix, be sure not to miss some of the outstanding food and drinks.  Three of our favorites are Joe’s Farm Grill, Joes Real BBQ and Liberty Market in the City of Gilbert.

Joe’s Farm Grill was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.    And, it’s no wonder.  The location itself is awesome.  Set on a large outdoor area “Agritopia”, there is sitting inside and out, and plenty of room outside for the little ones to run, while you dine on some of the best food around.  Joe’s Farm Grill takes common foods to the next level featuring delish burgers, fries, pizza, salads, and ribs.   The portions are large and can be shared, but why would you, when there are so many great choices t try.

Joe's Real Barbecue, Glbert, AZJoe’s Real BBQ’s claim to fame is they offer real food!  Barbecue is slow cooked over pecan wood and they offer equally delicious side dishes and desserts. Located in a real 1929 brick building set in the 'golden age' of agricultural Arizona, you will be served by real people who are proud of where they work and what they do as demonstrated through warm, genuine hospitality.  The Phoenix New Times says, “At other places, the ribs are lean — the porkers work out on the treadmill and do sit-ups. But Joe's hogs are lounging somewhere, drinking margaritas, eating bonbons, and watching reruns of Curb Your Enthusiasm. (Well, Larry David is a pig.) The ribs have just enough fat on them to make 'em delish. And the sauce is sticky, tangy, almost sweet."  We loved the BBQ and will be back this time through.

Liberty Market, Gilbert, AZAfter eating at Joe’s Real BBQ hop across the street to Liberty Market. Part of the beauty may be the nostalgia.  Liberty Market is a great place in downtown "Historic Gilbert."   If you grew up in Gilbert, you likely shopped at Liberty Market when it was the town's general store. Maybe you and your cousins would show up in a pack to buy a coke (in a bottle) and pick up some groceries for the grandparents.   Now, owners/partners, Joe & Cindy Johnston and David & Kiersten Traina (who run the day-to-day), have opened an awesome restaurant with a beautiful interior which offers something for everyone on the menu, including great coffee.  It can get a little crowded around meal times but it's worth the wait.

Happen to be in Gilbert, AZ on your birthday - you have to do the “Birthday Trifecta”.  In Gilbert, you receive $10 to spend at each restaurant - Joe’s Farm Grill, Joe’s Real BBQ and Liberty Market.  Our suggestion, try a cheddar burger at Joe’s Farm Grill for Lunch, some BBQ ribs at Joe’s Real BBQ for dinner and then walk across the street for coffee and a delicious dessert at Liberty Market!  You will have a birthday you are not sure to forget!

Railfanning at the Arizona Railway Museum,  Rio Grande Yellow CabooseHikers, bikers and climbers in Greater Phoenix have come to the same conclusion as coyotes, roadrunners and jackrabbits: The Sonoran Desert is a great place to play.

Three major mountains buttress Phoenix, providing visitors an outlet for every grade of outdoor pursuit. And because the Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the world, explorers will discover an extraordinary range of plant and animal life that varies with changes in elevation and climate.

For locals and guests alike, hiking, biking and horseback riding on Phoenix’s many mountain trails is a daily ritual. Many visitors are also surprised to learn that seven large lakes are within a leisurely drive of the city offering picturesque settings for water recreation.

There’s no wrong way to experience the natural splendor of the Sonoran Desert. The only tragedy would be to miss it.

Come to Phoenix and experience the fun with us!


Now Let's Talk about how the Liddle Kidz Foundation can  make a postive impact on your life!

Finally, an advanced pediatric massage therapy training program for healthcare professionals who wish to provide touch therapy for children with Autism (ASD). The Liddle Kidz® Foundation course is an intense, fun and effective way to advance your pediatric massage therapy skills and embrace childrenPlease teach my Mommy & Daddy Infant Massage who have been diagnosed with one of many developmental disorders that includes autism, Asperger's Syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pervasive development disorder (PDD), and nonverbal learning disorder (NLD).

Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz® Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become an advanced professional in the area of pediatric massage therapy.

Any experienced healthcare professional will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a child from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a child and families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant and pediatric massage education throughout the world.

With specialized advanced training in Pediatric Massage Therapy, you have the unique opportunity to impact a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder for a lifetime.

Begin your Infant and Pediatric Massage Training Today




by registering to join our Portland Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism (ASD) Training!







July 15 & 16 | 2017






9am-5pm | Saturday & Sunday






Cortiva Institute
8010 E. McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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This course is provided as specialized continuing education to further your educational background in providing touch therapy for pediatric clients. This course does not provide certification to touch. 






You must already be certified, or licensed to touch, prior to attending this course.   Proof of certification, or license to touch, is required in addition to your registration form, and course fees, in order to attend this course.  Examples of certification and/or license to touch include: Massage Therapy Certification/License, Nursing License, Physician License, Physical or Occupational Therapist License.  Other certifications may qualify you to attend course, please inquire.

Parents who wish to attend this course to provide touch therapy for their individual child(ren) are welcome after the Teacher approves your attendance.  Please contact us if you are a parent interested in attending.




Recommended Pre-Course Study:


Attendance and completion of Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) Course




Required Class Materials:


Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® with Autism Guide (included with course registration fees, provided in class)

* Supplies – please bring massage linens for hands-on practice in class





Recommended Reading:


  • A Modern-Day Guide to Massage for Children | Tina Allen  Buy





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Liddle Kidz Foundation (LKF) is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization and is approved by numerous professional healthcare boards internationally including, but not limited to:

  • The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) Provider #450613-08
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Provider #6981
  • Board of Registered Nursing - State of California, Provider #15018

For more detailed information please visit our Continuing Education Approvals page for State, Provincial, National and International CE Approvals





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