If you live in the Baltimore/Annapolis/DC area, you have special needs, and you LIKE MUSIC – this is for YOU!!!
If you wish there were Autism-Friendly Artists in your local community, to play Sensory-Friendly Concerts for you or for those you love – this is also for you!!!
Our mission is to serve, with music, those in our community with special needs, particularly as it pertains to autistic accommodations. Our goal is to inspire others around the globe to do the same.
I mean really, how many autistic people do you know that LOVE music?
More than not, right?
Equal rights to the fine arts!
If your [or your loved one’s] special needs make it impossible for you to sit still or to be quiet when you hear things that make you happy (you know, like, *good music*! 😉 we are here for you! We understand. Musical Autists need music! Jazz and classical genres are a great place to start. They are also styles of music which require the MOST social skills….but we don’t believe it has to be that way.
Everyone deserves good, high-quality, live music….*especially* if one’s sensory processing system desperately needs the engagement…. think about it.
Ms.CJ teaches music to children in her community that are on the autism spectrum. She believes that by faithfully and persistently developing these “Sensory-Friendly Concerts,” they will become a prototype, a pilot, an inspiration. Not just for Musical Autists to be audience members, but also to serve as a platform for musically-gifted autistics (Aka – “musical autists” 😉 ) to SAFELY express themselves musically = without the threat of being exploited by the media just because of their neurodivergent label.
We want to propel the Neurodiversity Movement forward!!!
Equal rights to the fine arts, even if one is not capable of sitting quietly and clapping when they are supposed to! Afterall, is there really anything wrong with hand-flapping? Try it sometime, when you’re having a big thought or just feeling overwhelmed…. You should also try laying down under a grand piano – we’re talkin’ vibro-acoustic benefit here folks! 😀
~!!Go Neurodiversity Go!!~
Ms.CJ loves to share good music through this blog, so she will take a moment now to share some music performed by her new friends from Uganda, Kinobe Music. Thanks to Rob Levit, and his non-profit, Creating Communities, (who support us here at The Musical Autist) she was able to help Kinobe this past week at Arts Mentorship Academy, teaching drumming to the underserved kiddos of Eastport and Annapolis.