Music for Autism Concerts Create Safe, Judgment-Free Fun

By Rob Nelson | WABC New York

This is certainly no ordinary concert.

The nonprofit Music for Autism uses song and dance to give autistic children and their parents not just a place to feel welcome, but a place to feel free.

“What you hear time and time again by these families is how isolating autism is, that there are so few experiences where these families feel welcome,” said Dr. Robert Accordino.

In 2007, Accordino, who specializes in child psychiatry, brought “Music for Autism” from the United Kingdom to the United State. The group seeks top notch performers — and in New York that means Broadway — for its events, which are free for families thanks to donations. Continue reading

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