Musical Therapy for Autism Austin TX

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

University of Texas Autism Project (UTAP)
(512) 232-9390
ONE UNIVERSITY STATION
Austin, TX
Support Services
Adult Support, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Building BLOCS
(512) 827-7011
Austin, TX
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Behavior Pathways
(512) 670-0211
1110 Thackeray Lane
Pflugerville, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Brain Training Associates, Inc.
(972) 964-8510
2301 Ohio Drive Suite 130
Plano, TX
Support Services
Early Intervention, Medical, Play Therapy, Research, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Michelles Respite Care
(317) 531-5859
Loop Street
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Santé Pediatric Services
(512) 527-9608
Austin, TX
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Center for Education, Inc.
(512) 895-9570
9600 Escarpment Blvd.
Austin, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Santé Pediatric Services
(915) 838-7604
El Paso, TX
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Rebecca Higgins, M.A., LMFT
(281) 580-8086
14340 Torrey Chase Dr.
Houston, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Santé Pediatric Services
(800) 340-4098
Galveston, TX
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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