Music Together and Children with Special Needs
The Music Together community is firmly committed to its mission to serve all children, including families with children with special needs and schools that serve children with disabilities. The national organization supports Licensees with on-staff support in the form of a board-certified music therapist and the Special Needs Program Development Workgroup.
Groups with children with special needs who have benefited from Music Together Mixed-age or Preschool classes include:
Orange, NJ: New Jersey’s Department of Youth and Family Services funds classes at Reunity House, a facility where families who have been separated due to neglect and/or abuse learn the parenting skills that will enable them to live together again.
Saline, MI, and Milwaukee, WI: Children with Down syndrome attend classes organized through their local Down syndrome support groups.
Fairfax, VA: Children with hearing losses have enjoyed singing and dancing at classes at the Northern Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
New York, NY: Parents and their children with severe motor impairment make music at Standing Tall, a school dedicated to giving the children as much mobility as possible.
Yarmouth, ME: Families of children with autism gather at a Music Together studio on Saturday mornings to make music and have fun.
Trenton, NJ: Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, partnered with Trenton Community Music School, children in preschool and early elementary grades receive Music Together in school.
Music Together Within Therapy®
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If you are a credentialed allied health professional (music therapist, occupational therapist, etc.) interested in using the Music Together program, materials, and support in your clinical practice, we invite you to learn more about the Music Together Within Therapy®
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