Hello everyone! I am staying with CJ for the next 4 days. Today we had Arc music therapy groups at Maryland Hall. I have some exciting news to tell you. Saturday is our Sensory Friendly Concert at Anne Arundel Community College. A young man named Even Bertrand is going to play the tuba and the piano. Also we are having the Incidental Brass Quintet play a few songs. Tomorrow CJ and I are going to be talking on a Blog Talk Radio show, called The Music Therapy Show with Janice Lindstrom. We are going to talk about identity-first language, self-advocacy, presuming competence, and research in motor differences.
I want to remind you once again to think about autism acceptance. I encourage you to share your story on facebook or twitter and write your own blogs about autism acceptance. We are striving to make our world more autism friendly. Our upcoming Sensory Friendly Concert will promote autism acceptance because we allow people to flap their hands, rock back and forth, and dance and vocalize during the performance, as opposed to a regular concert of the fine arts where the audience is supposed to sit still and clap when they’re supposed to.
Tomorrow CJ and I are going to Make Studio in Baltimore to see our friend, Katie Miller. Katie is an autistic artist and also a Board member of Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Katie is going to show her art work and give a presentation on her life as an artist. I encourage all of you to listen to our podcast on the Blog talk radio show tomorrow; it starts at 2 PM eastern time. Please give us your feedback and input.