Musical Therapy for Autism Indianapolis IN

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

Indiana University: Riley Child Development Center
(317) 274-8167
Riley Child Development Center, 702 Barnhill, Room 5837
Indianapolis, IN
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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PlayJourneys, Inc.
(317) 254-5640
5501 E. 71st Street, Suite 7A
Indianapolis, IN
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ABA Programming
(317) 849-KIDS
9840 westpoint Dr.
Indianapolis, IN
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Function Rehabilitation Pediatric Center
(317) 818-8166
13250 Hazel Dell Parkway, Suite 102
Carmel, IN
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Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Sharonsweb Autism Foundation
(317) 839-9933
7680 Andrew Turn
Plainfield, IN
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Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Elizabeth Ranegar
(219) 928-5050
847 East Dr.
Indianapolis, IN
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Activities, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Applied Behavior Center for Autism
(317) 849-KIDS
6060 Castleway W. Dr
Indianapolis, IN
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Medical, Other, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Damar Services, Inc.
(317) 856-5201
P.O. Box 41
Camby, IN
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Residential, Residential Facility, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, 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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Sharonsweb Autism Foundation
(317) 839-9933
7680 Andrew Turn
Plainfield, IN
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Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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RT Solutions, Inc
(812) 231-1765
1806 South 25th Street
Terre Haute, IN
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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