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Anonymous Foundation Awards Music for Autism $175,000 Challenge Grant

An anonymous foundation with decades of experience in hands-on philanthropic support of a vast array of extraordinary arts and educational programs such as The Little Orchestra Society, the Harlem Boys Choir, the National Museum of the American Indian, Williams College, Bates College, and the Pittsburgh Opera, has chosen Music for Autism for a $175,000 challenge […]

Sonny Paladino Named 2014 Spotlight Artist

We are very excited to announce our 2014 Spotlight Artist, Sonny Paladino. He was named Music for Autism’s Spotlight Artist of the year at the May 10th concert by US Founder, Dr. Robert Accordino with Sonny’s parents in the crowd. Sonny Paladino is known on Broadway as music director and pianist for for various different […]

CDC Estimates 1 in 68 Children Has Been Identified With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Last week the CDC announced that an estimated 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder, a 30% increase over its 2012 estimate. Click here to read the announcement: http://1.usa.gov/1iEIr1q “The news from the CDC underscores the critical need to intensify public policy and advocacy efforts to advance basic and applied research, access to evidence-based […]

Alice Shih LaCour Runs the Houston Marathon

Congratulations to our amazing Junior Board Member Alice Shih LaCour for running the Houston Marathon on January 19.  It was a beautiful, sunny Texas day and there was not a cloud in the sky. Alice exceeded her running goal of under four hours by finishing in 3:53, coming in 70th in her division.  And, a […]

Pure Magic: Music for Autism Kicks Off Its 2014 Season with Tony Award Winner Victoria Clark joined by fellow cast members from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway

By Robert Accordino. We had the most fantastic concert to kick off our 2014 Music for Autism season on Saturday, January 25th in partnership with the 92Y! Five time Tony Award Nominee Douglas Carter Beane narrated the Cinderella story as two cast members from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, Tony Award Winner Victoria Clark […]

Jan Wintrol Named 2013 Washingtonian of the Year

Jan Wintrol, Director of The Ivymount School and Programs and Music for Autism Board Member, was named 2013 Washingtonian of the Year.  This award is given by the Washingtonian Magazine and recognizes members of the community who work to make a meaningful difference and inspire awe in all around them. The article, which is in […]

Music for Autism’s Final Concert of 2013

By Jane Dobkin. We had our final 2013 performance on Saturday, December 7, and what an amazing concert it was! Three performers from the cast of Broadway’s Pippin,  Billy Tighe, the understudy to Pippin, Gabby McClinton, the understudy to Leading Player and Bethany Moore, the understudy to Katherine with Associate Music Director Sonny Paladino on […]

Meaningful Music: A Look into Music for Autism

By Ryan Gardner. Originally published in the International Trumpet Guild® Journal, January 2014 Robert Accordino is the US Founder of Music for Autism. He is a physician who has carried out research on and worked clinically with individuals with autism and their families, as well as advocated for this population. Music has played an integral […]

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