Musical Therapy for Autism Concord CA

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

Milestones
(925) 938-1862
1620 North Main Street, Ste>#1
Walnut Creek, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, 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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STE Consultants
(510) 665-9700
2560 9th St., Suite 212M
Berkeley, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, 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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Justine Sherman & Associates
(626) 355-1729
55 Auburn Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA
Support Services
Camps, Floortime, Lindamood Bell, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, 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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Kids Institute for Development and Advancement (KIDA)
(949) 222-2214
Irvine, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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CRIMSON CENTER FOR SPEECH & LANGUAGE
(858) 695-9415
9606 TIERRA GRANDE
SAN DIEGO, CA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, 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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Diablo Behavioral Healthcare (William Shryer, LCSW, BCD, Clinical Director)
(925) 648-4800
4185 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Ste 210
Danville, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, 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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Inside Out Early Intervention
(925) 689-2378
P.O. Box 2268
Dublin, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Academy for the Advancement of Children with Autism (AACA)
(818) 882-0200
20040 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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The Creekside School
(408) 933-8910
540 Sands Drive
San Jose, CA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Auditory Integration Therapy, Floortime, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten

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Bright Start Therapies
(916) 483-8282
2222 Watt Ave Ste. B-5 Sac ca
Sacramento, CA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Publications, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,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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