Artists need vibrant color.
Writers need original words.
Musicians need music to feed their souls and spur their creativity.
“Musically-autistic” people (Musical Autists ;-)) need music – same reason!
Also, for reasons we can only begin to imagine and as research only begins to prove and portray.
“Data from empirical studies show that many autistic children possess musical potential that can and should be developed.” (Heaton 2009)
Here is the really great article that the above quote comes from, *if* you’re in the mood for some reading which takes more diligence than your typical instant thrill of social media glancing. I mean, we’re on social media too, we’re not judging!
We just like to encourage people to grow their brains.
Or, if you truly don’t have time to read the article, read another quote, and you will at least understand why we love so much what the research is saying.
“While the phenomenon of the savant syndrome is of considerable theoretical interest, it may have led to an under-consideration of the potential talents and skills of that vast majority of autistic individuals, who do not meet savant criteria.” (Heaton 2009)
We have been greatly blessed, here at The Musical Autist….both at Musical Autist Academy and the SUCCESS of our PROTOTYPE of Sensory-Friendly Concerts.
We have been given a wonderful gift of grant money from nationally-renowned jazz artist, Rob Levit, and his non-profit organization Creating Communities.
This means, more Sensory-Friendly Concerts!
Fall Concert Series will be the second Saturday of every month at 6:30pm, at Church on the Rock.
Sept.10th Oct. 8th Nov.12th Dec.10th
We know there are many of you in the Bmore/Annap/DC area that are happily marking your calendars right now. 🙂
Here is a super cool video of our friends, Rob, Amy, and Frank. Now, feed your senses and grow your listening ears! Enjoy. 🙂
Elizabeth J. Grace says
Kudos! Love what you are doing here. EJG
Ranissa wilson says
the concert on Sept.10 was awesome!!! My two boys had a ball!! See you in October
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