Musical Therapy for Autism Huntington Beach CA

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

Michael Uram, MA, LMFT
(949) 777-6694
Costa Mesa, CA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Love 2 Learn Consulting
(714) 222-3953
Costa Mesa, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mary Joann Lang, PhD
(949) 752-6141
901 Dove Street
Newport Beach, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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KiDA - Kids Institute for Development & Advancement
(949) 222-2214
Irvine, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, 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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F.A.C.E.S
(714) 993-2237
Placentia, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Creative Communication Counseling
(714) 241-8815
2961 W Mac Arthur Blvd Suite 127
Santa Ana, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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David Adams, BCBA
(949) 706-7840
6135 Residencia
Newport Beach, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Kids Institute for Development & Advancement (KIDA)
(949) 222-2214
Irvine, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, 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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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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Sounds Smart Speech Therapy
(714) 528-4405
Placentia, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Lindamood Bell, 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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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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