If your child came home with a flyer today – this post is for you!!!
Ms.CJ is a home/hospital teacher for AACPS and she subs in the autism cluster site schools and special ed centers.
Because she is a local performing artist, a music teacher, a graduate student for music therapy certification, an autism rights advocate, and a lover of the fine arts…. she finds herself in a unique capability to launch the concept of Sensory-Friendly Concerts.
Not just for something nice for you to do with your kids, but also for the cause of Neurodiversity!!! To be a prototype for others to take our concepts and implement in their own communities.
Join us at Church on the Rock (directly across the street from Ruth Parker Eason Special Ed School) where Ms.CJ is a worship leader and where she teaches music to children on the spectrum – Musical Autist Academy!!!
THIS SATURDAY, June 11th!!
We are training successful jazz and classical musicians in the Bmore/Annap/DC area to be “Autism-Friendly Artists.” In an environment where you do not have to worry about hushing your children, you can simply relax and enjoy the music, and have the opportunity to expose your child to music that their sensory systems could perhaps need so badly. We think it’s worth a try.
*Please note – Parents will remain in charge of their own children throughout the evening.*
We welcome, accept and embrace children and adults on the autism spectrum to behave the way they normally behave.
Hand-flapping, rocking, hair-twirling, bouncing allowed!
Vocalizing is even allowed. Speaking, as typical in a regular concert setting is frowned upon, but autistic vocalizations will be part of the musical experience. And like singing, will be respected as its own form of musical expression.
Here’s a short clip from the last concert, to give you an idea.
Equal rights to the fine arts!!! Go Neurodiversity Go!!!.