Autism Awareness Month 2013

April is Autism Awareness month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  NeuroRhythm encourages you to support autism by learning more about it, informing others, advocating, volunteering, donating, sponsoring, or any other way you can think of.  

Autism Events in Colorado Springs, April 2013

There are some upcoming autism and developmental disabilities events where you can support autism.  Alpine Autism Center is having their 6th annual fundraising walk on April 20th.  The Pikes Peak Interagency Transition Team is having their annual Resource Fair for Individuals with Disabilities on April 25th.  Scroll down on the home page of their website to download the flyer.

Autism Information

Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism now affects 1 in 88 children, which means many of you have met or know of someone with autism.  The causes of autism are still being researched and there are no known cures, although several treatments have been shown to be effective.  Some effective autism therapy and treatments include Nutrition, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, and Music Therapy.

Is there research to support music therapy with autism?

There is a large body of research supporting the use of music therapy for autism specturm disorder.  We have compiled information, research and links about music therapy and autism on our NeuroRhythm Autism webpage, so be sure to check it out for lots of good information and resources.

NeuroRhythm is an Expert in Music Therapy and Autism

We are a research-based behavioral music therapy practice, and we are the only company that integrates the scientific fields of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  This means that you receive our unique expertise and research-based methods in a fun, motivating and engaging way that have been proven effective for autism.  Be sure to view our NeuroRhythm Autism webpage and explore our website for lots of great information and resources about music therapy.  

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