Many thanks to our colleagues who attended our presentation at American Music Therapy Association national conference. We were glad to be in the main ballroom area to accommodate such a large crowd, though certainly found it a challenge to be in a room directly next door to the Arthur Hall drum circle!! Nonetheless, we believe the session was profitable to many and our mission was accomplished – to raise awareness of the Neurodiversity Movement and how crucial it is for us to presume competence in our clients.
Here is the digital handout we’d like to share with those who attended our session, and anyone else who is willing to take the time to discover this paradigm shift in the way autism is viewed within our society.
Click on the image below to download our digital handout.
And if I (CJ) might make a suggestion…. first watch the following video which I had referred to in the presentation, when discussing common terminology of “high” vs “low” functioning. I first saw this video at the AutCom 2012 conference (sitting next to my friend Ariane Zurcher, from Emma’s Hope Book) and it impacted my perspective forever….
Then feel free to write in at: firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts and reactions. Let me know if you’d like your comments to be shared in a future blog post and if you would like to be quoted or remain anonymous. These are conversations we need to be having, not just amongst music therapists but throughout our society. Please share this information!