My name is Jaycie Voorhees and I am a board certified music therapist practicing in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing music therapy services through my private practice, Harmony Music Therapy, LLC. I’m super excited to be a Sensory Friendly Concert Facilitator and to be offering our very first concert on Friday May 31st in Salt Lake! I’ve been practicing in Utah for 5 years working primarily with children with disabilities and have always been impressed with our strong and close-knit Autism community. According to national statistics, Utah has the highest rate of Autism in the country, so there is a great deal of need here for increased accommodations and community access. I’m a firm believer in the benefit Sensory Friendly Concerts can have in helping our Autism community feel more integrated and accepted into our society.
As a special ed teacher and a drummer, I love the idea of “sensory friendly concerts!”
Also, when I checked out the Sensory Friendly Concert page to find out more about it (because, surprisingly, I’ve never heard of this before), I came across the term “neurodiversity.” Love it.
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The Musical Autist says
Awesome, thanks for visiting! If you are able to go to the Sensory Friendly Concert tonight, that would so cool! Definitely connect with Jaycie Voorhees, she is a phenomenal music therapist in your area and interested in providing more SFCs in the region. Do you play in any bands? We’re always looking for top-notch musicians who respect Neurodiversity.