Musical Therapy for Autism Boston MA

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

Kat Houghton
(800) 340-5978
Cambridge, MA
Support Services
Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Sandy Blackman
(301) 318-6936
Watertown, MA
Support Services
Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Arnold Miller, Ph.D.
(617) 965-0045
154 Wells Avenue, Suite 5
Newton, MA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Cara Falconi, MA
(781) 932-8424
Winchester, MA
Winchester, MA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Catherine A Sargent MS, LMHC, CEIS
(617) 930-2721
109 Fitzroy Drive 304
Hingham, MA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Catherine A. Sargent MS, LMHC, CEIS
(617) 769-7344
73 Wenham Street
Boston, MA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Advances Learning Center
(617) 923-7575
Watertown, MA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Chatterboxes
(617) 969-8255
10 Langley Road
Newton Centre, MA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Lindamood Bell, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Steps to Success LLC
781=674-0000
183 Bedford St
Lexington, MA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Alexa Rousseau
(781) 389-0491
Burlington, MA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
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.

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