Musical Therapy for Autism Portland OR

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

A Hope For Autism
(503) 781-8954
733 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

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Peggy Piers, M.Ed. Counseling
(503) 977-2411
15100 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Suite 750
Lake Oswego, OR
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior

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Deborah Luetkenhoelter
(541) 899-9033
250 Gold Terrace
Jacksonville, OR
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, 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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Jacksonville Speech and Language Center
(541) 227-8307
675 N 5th St.
Jacksonville, OR
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
A Hope For Autism
(503) 781-8954
733 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

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Hearing & Speech Institute
(503) 228-6479 or 877-702-2828
1675 SW Marlow Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Doctors, Ear, Nose & Throat, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

Data Provided By:
Hearing & Speech Institute
(503) 228-6479 or 877-702-2828
1675 SW Marlow Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Doctors, Ear, Nose & Throat, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

Data Provided By:
Susan Buchert
(541) 344-1792
1542 Fetters Loop
Eugene, OR
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

Data Provided By:
Peggy Piers, M.Ed. Counseling
(503) 977-2411
15100 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Suite 750
Lake Oswego, OR
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Group Meetings, Verbal Behavior

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Nast Evelyn C
(503) 224-9666
5833 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR
 
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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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