We Rock for Autism was founded in March of 2014 with the intention on raising awareness and encouraging the acceptance of individuals and families that have been affected by autism. Providing Music Therapy to children on the spectrum is our primary mission, but we also host events, concerts and music related activities.
Since We Rock for Autism was started, we have provided music therapy for several children. In addition, we have created our own annual Concert for Acceptance event, hosted sensory friendly movie screenings and have partnered with 80’s in the Park…one of the largest music festivals featuring 80’s era rock bands.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
The American Music Therapy Association states that literature reports that most individuals with ASD respond positively to music. People with ASD often show a heightened interest and response to music, making it an excellent therapeutic tool for working with them.
We Rock for Autism is dedicated to improving the communication abilities of children on the autism spectrum by providing music therapy assistance and communication devices.