Singing has beneficial effects on heart rates and mood, emotional states and relaxation. Apart from providing a chance to develop artistic and musical skills, it can uplift people, create more positive attitudes and promote relaxation; and singing in choirs offers a social dimension that enhances people’s lives.
INTRODUCING Fall/Winter Glee Club for Adults ages 18+ High Functioning/ Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Autism Alliance is introducing Glee Club for individuals with autism, led by our favorite Music Teacher, Mr. William Lynch. The group will meet for seven ( non-consecutive) weeks and, on the eighth week, we will have an ensemble performance for friends and family. The program will be a mixture of singing songs with movement. We are joined by Sophie McLaughlin, Expressive Art student intern from Lesley University. This program also includes one onsite community autism specialist.
Dates: Saturdays 10:30am – 11:30am
To apply: email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form/or call the office and ask for Allison 508-652-9900
Cost: $160.00 for 8-week session
Location: 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
Check can be made out to Autism Alliance
Sent to: Autism Alliance C/O Allison Daigle
1881 Worcester Road Suite 100A, Framingham MA 01701 - One chaperone (family member/or adult companion must be on site at all times for this program, unless individual is fully independent)
First come, first serve. Slot will be secured once check is received.
REGISTER NOW; SPACE IS LIMITED.
GLEE CLUB is more than just singing…….
Let’s work on Life skills:
- Communication and social skills – in practicing and performing but also in a social environment that provides opportunities to improve social communication.
- Teamwork and problem-solving, which can often be easier to develop in smaller groups
- Leadership and taking responsibility – in a singing group, adults can develop skills by planning and leading songs, as well as working cooperatively within the group.