Mission: Creation of "autism-friendly" interactive concerts that are fully subsidized.
Target demographics: Individuals with Autism and their families.
Geographic areas served: New York, Los Angeles, California, Houston, Texas, Rockville, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, Princeton, New Jersey
Programs: Music for autism (m4a) is enhancing quality of life and raising public awareness through autism friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families. "autism friendly," interactive concerts provide an environment where no one will be embarrassed, and where individual differences are celebrated-irrespective of developmental delay or socioeconomic status. All concerts are fully subsidized and neither individuals with autism nor their family members pay admission. In 2014, there were 27 concerts in four states, serving over 2000 individuals with autism and their families.
I knew very little about autism until my son was diagnosed a little over three years ago Having an autistic child brings daily challenges and its limitations can be quite frustrating. My son is non verbal and lives in his own little world. While researching programs I came across Music For Autism. It is completely free to the audience and relies on musicians willing to donate an hour of their time and volunteers who tend to the children in the audience. What a wonderful experience! Unfortunately, the program is not well known and severely underfunded. It desperately needs financial support. It was a life changing experience for my child as well as for my husband and me. Please consider supporting Music For Autism.