Musical Therapy for Autism Arvada CO

Musical therapy for autism helps autistic patients with social skills, language comprehension and more. See below for local music therapists in Arvada that give access to therapy which has effects such as non-communicative speech reduction and echolalia reduction as well as advice and content on art therapy for autism and how to find music therapists for autism.

Colorado Training Associates Inc.
(303) 429-0345
8771 Wolf Court Suite 120
Westminister, CO
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, RDI, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Consultants For Children
(720) 272-1289
265 South Harlan Street
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy

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Family and Child Early Interventions
(720) 272-1289
265 South Harlan Street
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
(720) 266-4444
Denver, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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S.M.I.L.E. Autism Services, LLC- Andrea Fasula, MA
(303) 532-6197
Boulder, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Eclipse Therapy
(720) 339-1309
Golden, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Creative Perspectives, Inc. Autism Center of Colorado
(303) 935-5200
393 South Harlan Street, Suite 120
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
Art Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Colorado Early Childhood Connections
(303) 866-6710
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Golden Autism Communication Specialists
(303) 550-2042
1205 12th Street #5
Golden, CO
Support Services
Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Imagine!
(303) 665-7789
1400 Dixon Avenue
Lafayette, CO
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Living with autism: two programs, one heart

Elaine Hall

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of experiencing first hand each other's nonprofit organizations. As the L.A.-based The Miracle Project expanded to New York and the N.Y.-based Music for Autism expanded to L.A., we were immediately struck by the shared motivations and core values of our programs.

Music for Autism aims to improve quality of life for those with autism and their families by organizing fully subsidized, interactive concerts with extraordinary professional musicians. As long as no one or no instrument gets hurt, all reactions to the live music are welcome by concert participants with autism who are guided by exceptional volunteers to conduct the musicians and play along with percussion instruments to the live music they experience. Similarly creating a world that does not judge, The Miracle Project is an acting, music and art program for children with special needs that taps into the sometimes hidden talents and potential of those in this community and culminates in live performances of original works by its participants, their typically developing siblings and committed volunteers. Shy children come out of their shells; overzealous children become part of a group. Through shared experiences a dynamic, creative community is built.

Both programs use the arts as a vehicle to allow those with special needs to express themselves freely -- in an environment where no one will be embarrassed by unpredictable behaviors and responses to external stimuli that make life in public spaces so challenging for families with a special needs child. As the mother of six-year-old Connor, Kathleen Kitts, put it, following Music for Autism's West Coast debut performance in collaboration with The Help Group, "I was astounded and thrilled at how the children were moved by the music and how I was moved by the spirit of acceptance. As a parent of a child with autism, I am used to being on guard for behaviors which require me to remove Connor from situations. At the Music for Autism concert, I didn't have to do this... Connor was allowed, encouraged even to express himself, and I was able to relax at a public event for the first time in five years." Through The Miracle Project and Music for Autism, we aim to create a capsule of love that we wish all of society would emulate for all those marginalized like the populations we serve.

It is Mother Theresa's comment on doing good in the world that has pr...

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