Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? To celebrate, we’d like to supplement our recent article on music and autism research with a new post sharing resources you can explore if you want to find music therapy services, apps, or suggested musical activities for individuals with autism.
Autism Speaks, a leading research and advocacy organization, has several helpful features on its website. For instance, you can search for music therapy organizations that serve people with autism in your state. You can also view a list of music apps recommended by community members. Click on an app’s name to see its purpose and cost, as well as user-generated ratings and information about related research studies.
Like Autism Speaks, Coast Music Therapy has compiled lists of music apps for children with special needs on its website. Check out its selections of beginning and intermediate/advanced apps to read about iPad or iPhone apps that children can use to make music and learn valuable skills. In addition, the Coast Music Therapy resource page includes songs and activities that can encourage children with autism to relax, speak, and learn about emotions.
These are just a few examples of the many music and autism resources available online, but I hope that you find them helpful. If you know of any other useful websites or apps that you would like to share with readers, please leave a comment below!