History Made! Performers with Autism

Whole Vibes Tribe Newsletter

Here’s a sneak peak of how we are changing vibes within the community…

This week, over 30 students with Autism Spectrum Disorder performed in the choir and guitar groups for The Learning Academy at The Els Center of Excellence’s Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony!

I am so proud of all of our students! Can’t wait to keep allowing them to shine!


Summer plans? Join us for Music Therapy and Music Experiences this Summer ’19!

  • Rhythm and Hues in West Palm Beach, Florida!
    • Come check out our intro music therapy sessions on Fridays at 10am! All are welcome!
  • Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter, Florida!
    • Adult Music Therapy Group on Tuesdays! Starting June 11th at 2pm!

Music Therapy Tip:

Try something new! Check out a new song or new playlist this week! You never know what you may connect with and what can lead to your wholeness!

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WAIT!!! Did you see this??

Check out this amazing musician! He is blind and has autism! He got the golden buzzer on America’s Got Talent and will head straight to the finale! This is why we do what we do! We are so inspired!!

Change your Whole Vibes…Contact us today!

Autism in April!

Check out the latest updates on music therapy and music experiences in Palm Beach County!

Autism Awareness Month

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD) is a social and communication disorder that effects individuals of all backgrounds. Approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD according to The CDC in 2018. While The entire spectrum ranges from people who are nonverbal and needing assistance with functional skills and self-care to verbal with some social deficits or learning delays or disabilities and even Asperger’s Syndrome. To find out more about ASD, click on this link:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-facts-and-figures

The Benefits of Music Therapy with ASD

Music Therapy can help people on the Autism Spectrum reach many goals including:

  • Increased communication (verbal, nonverbal or with a device).
  • Increased gross and fine motor functioning by playing instruments.
  • Emotional recognition and regulation through singing and emotion themed interventions.
  • Self-expression through singing along into a microphone or playing a drum solo.
  • Redirection from unwanted behaviors by using a favorite song as a reinforcement.
  • Increased social awareness and interactions by sharing instruments with a peer or group.
  • Increased attending skills and focusing on a task by mirroring sounds on the piano.
  • Following directions through songs by singing along or following a visual chart.
  • Appropriate sensory input or output by playing instruments.
  • AND MORE! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

To discover more about the benefits of music therapy and ASD, click here:

Click to access MT_Autism_2012.pdf


Summer plans? Join us for Music Therapy and Music Experiences this Summer ’19!

  • Rhythm and Hues in West Palm Beach, Florida!
    • Come check out our intro music therapy sessions on Fridays at 10am! All are welcome!
  • Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter, Florida!
    • Adult Music Therapy Group on Tuesdays! Starting June 11th at 2pm!

Music Therapy Tip:

Here Comes the Sun…

Is it sunny where you are? Thankfully, it is in Florida! In case it’s not or if you’re in need of some sunny songs for your sessions, classes or just for a spring boost, check out my top 5 Sunshine song playlist!