Musical Therapy for Autism Staten Island NY

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

CHIP
(718) 984-9022
4300 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Emily Root-La Femina, MA, CCC-SLP
(908) 790-9555
230 Sherman Ave.
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Comprehensive Center for Rehabilitation
(212) 539-0257
460 Grand Street
New York, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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The Rebecca School
(212) 810-4120
40 East 30th Street
New York, NY
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Minding Miracles (Matawan)
(732) 316-4884
90 Springhill Rd.
Matawan, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Education, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Youth Development Clinic
(973) 623-5080
Newark, NJ
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Deena Arolick LCSW,RPT-S
(732) 888-8112
32 Village Court
Hazlet, NJ
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Bilinguals Inc. Child and Parent Services
(212) 684-0099
60 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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SpeechWorks 4 Kids!
(347) 234-5437
New York, NY
Support Services
Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Minding Miracles Developmental Center
(732) 316-4884
90 Springhill Rd.
Matawan, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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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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