Autism Awareness Month 2014
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, etc.
Autism Events in Colorado, April-May 2014
There are some upcoming autism events where you can support autism in Colorado. Autism and Asperger Connections is having Story Time with K9to5 therapy dogs on Saturday April 12th at the Penrose Library in Colorado Springs. They also have regularly scheduled support group meetings in Colorado Springs. Alpine Autism Center is having their annual fundraising walk on Saturday April 26th at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs. Autism Speaks is having their fun-filled, family friendly fundraising walk event to raise money for research on Saturday May 10th at Coors Field in Denver. Also once a month in Denver AMC Theatres teams up with the Autism Society to provide sensory friendly films. And for the whole month of April, Autism and Asperger Connections is running an Autism-Friendly Business Campaign where you can nominate your favorite autism-friendly business through a quick online survey. NeuroRhythm thanks you for considering nominating us as your favorite autism-friendly business in Colorado Springs!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art. Today 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) are diagnosed as having ASD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-V) revised the information about ASD last year with important updates for loved ones and professionals to be aware of. 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 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Nutrition and Music Therapy.
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.
Here are downloadable fact sheets and research on music therapy and autism from the American Music Therapy Association: MT_Autism.pdf and Research_MT_Autism.pdf. Be sure to view our NeuroRhythm Autism webpage and explore our website for lots of great information and resources about music therapy.
Please consider nominating NeuroRhythm as your favorite autism-friendly business and don't forget to like us on Facebook!