Musical Therapy for Autism Atlanta GA

Musical therapy for autism helps autistic patients with social skills, language comprehension and more. See below for local music therapists in Atlanta 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.

Laurel Heights Hospital
1-800-634-KIDS (5437)
934 Briar Cliff Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Residential, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Carol A. Weber, PhD
(404) 257-0254
80 West Wieuca Road
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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A+ Behavioral Therapy
(352) 225-1239
3945 Clayhill Drive
Clarkston, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Aurora Strategies, Inc.
(404) 377-8882
3776 LaVista Road, Suite 200
Tucker, GA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Job Coach, Legal Services, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills T
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Georgia Family Solutions
(678) 570-5221
2261 Piedmont forest dr
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Annemarie Messerschmidt, LCSW
(404) 810-1620
Decatur, GA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

Data Provided By:
Meredith White
(678) 612-8693
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment (Atlanta)
(770) 352-9952
54 South Avenue
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Lindamood Bell, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

Data Provided By:
Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment
(770) 352-9952
54 South Avenue
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Robin Trowell, M.S., BCBA
(770) 992-8534
Roswell, GA
Roswell, GA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Job Coach, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
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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