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TEEN Music Therapy: Digital Music Group

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September 8, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:00pm EST

Digital Music (Virtual)

Thursday’s 6:15 pm- 7:00 pm

2x a month

Ages 14-19

The Autism Alliance in partnership with Meridian Music Therapy is offering a music-based program that fosters experiences that are used as interventions designed to combat isolation symptoms, support socialization, self-regulation, and self-validation. Using a variety of popular music apps, participants engage in composition by manipulating musical elements and structure such as pitch, rhythm, timbre, texture, and form to create original songs. Opportunities are given to each group member to contribute preferences for compositional design by either selecting from a bank of available options or by being given remote control of the screen to create uniquely original music. This program is facilitated by Anthony C. Varga, DMA, MT-BC, NMT and supported by Allison Daigle, CTRS.

 All abilities are welcome!

The Autism Alliance of MetroWest, in partnership with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), is happy to offer this FREE program for 2022/23. In order to participate in this program, you must meet this criteria:

1. Geography: Live in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts, as defined by DDS.

2. Eligibility: Be deemed eligible for DDS services under the Division of Autism. This is an application process that once completed, can take many months to process. Please contact one of our Autism Specialists if you have any questions about filling out this DDS application or require assistance, or if you are unsure about your child's eligibility status.

 To apply please email Allison Daigle  or call 508-652-9900.