CJ was invited as guest on Music Therapy Round Table podcast this month, (as well as their companion site, Music Therapy Pro), to talk about SensoryFriendly Concerts and Neurodiversity. What an honor! The audience is primarily comprised of board certified music therapists, and if there’s one thing we’ve realized in the past year or so, it’s that the work we are doing is NEW and NOVEL, even within the music therapy community.
Our mission and vision is to make SensoryFriendly Concerts accessible to credentialed music therapists, so they can facilitate these Community Music Therapy events in their own local regions = thus promoting the Neurodiversity Movement, advocating for the field of Music Therapy, and giving their clients opportunity to advocate for themselves!
To acknowledge and celebrate the successes of music therapy clients, at the same time giving a positive message to society that autism should be respected, accommodated and given equal access to the fine arts.
The discussion in the podcast includes the topic of Community Music Therapy. What is it? How can it benefit local communities? How is it [much!] different from traditional music therapy services?
We believe that SensoryFriendly Concerts fall under the category of Community Music Therapy, and can also become a self-sustaining service to people on the autism spectrum and other special needs, under the guidance of credentialed music therapists.
For more information on how to make SensoryFriendly Concerts happen in your area, you can sign up here.
To listen to the podcast, click on the image below: