Young people with autism learn coping skills through music therapy
This Mother’s Day, those who are a part of the Connecticut-based Disability Resource Network are making their moms proud by learning through the science of music therapy how be better listeners, communicators and calmer people.
Board Certified music therapist Megan Kellogg of Connecticut Music Therapy says she’s seen miracles happen.
“One of the greatest goals that they get from this is building confidence and having and feeling like they’re a part of something,” says Kellogg.
The Building Hope Foundation is a nonprofit that helps to fund the effort and make it grow.
Terence Beaty, a board member for the foundation, says it is the giving nature that inspires their involvement with these programs.
“We bring together families, corporate money, folks who want to give back to the community,” says Beaty. “We organize that money and place it in the right hands.”
Kellogg says the point of the music program is to take the lessons they learn from the program home with them.
By teaching young people with autism real-world coping skills, Kellogg says she is making them better able to navigate life all while having fun and doing something positive.