Musical Therapy for Autism Colorado Springs CO

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

Linda L. Thede (Psychotherapist)
(719) 573-8660
225 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Shandy Clinic for Communication and Sensory Disorders
(719) 597-0822
8540 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Lindamood Bell, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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Jeanne Belli, RN, CHt, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor Consultant
(303) 731-0074
1776 S Jackson St
Denver, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Chiropractors, Doctor Referrals, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Lawyers (Vaccine Lawsuits), Play Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Rock Mountain Autism Center
(303) 985-1133
P.O. Box 620578
Littleton, CO
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, 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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PlayDate, Inc
(719) 271-9975
3533 N Carefree
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Sports, Support / Tutoring, Swimming Lessons, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Shandy Clinic
(719) 597-0822
8540 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
Early Intervention, FastForword, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Ali Potts, MA, NCC
(303) 554-0319
2687 North Park Drive, Suite 101
Lafayette, CO
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, 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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Jacobs Ladder Occupational Therapy
(646) 272-8445
440 June Creek Road
Singletree, CO
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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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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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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