Autism & Music is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization with the mission of spreading autism awareness through music-interaction activities.
We strive to build a more inclusive and accepting society by hosting music, art, and sports activities for individuals with all abilities.
WHAT WE DO
What We Do - AnM Hangout
Our AnM Hangout, is a music-interaction experience for people with autism and other special capabilities and their families. This event is unique, and its itinerary is full of fun music activities including playing with instruments, singing karaoke, dancing, and much more. The goal is to have a fun environment to socialize and play while promoting inclusion.
WHO WE ARE
Autism&Music was founded in Miami, FL in 2013 when Patricia Kayser discovered a strong connection between music and her brother Christian, who has autism. She had never seen him so interested in any other activity or game, which motivated her to keep learning about music so she can share more time with her brother. Soon she noticed that Christian’s social, motor, and cognitive skills were improving as he spent more time interacting with instruments and new sounds. Click the video to learn more about this interesting and inspirational story.
TEDTalk about Autism&Music’s story
U.S. AUTISM FACTS
1 every 68
children are diagnosed with Autism
million people living with Autism
- 40% are non verbal 40%
- 75% men to women 75%
fastest growing developmental disorder
I attended an event this past weekend at Cool de Sack; What an experience! They are all inclusive regardless of where on the spectrum the child was. They really made every attempt to make sure everyone was part of the event but more importantly I believe they made everyone feel special. Kudos to all involved in this great organization!Yvette Casal Blanco
I volunteered here and the amount of positive energy and comfort they create in their activities is wonderful! Definitely a great place to feel relaxed and just let loose for a while.Christopher Okubo Del Llano
This is a great effort to generate awareness and their volunteer work is making a big impact in so many people’s life, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO!Ruben Coello
I recently volunteered here; as a musician I felt it was the right thing for me to help and give back through music. It’s amazing to see how connected kids are with sound, and how differently they react to sounds in different spectrums. Everyone here (staff, volunteers, parents and kids) comes with a cheerful and positive approach to life. Any help is going to be well received (in any shape or form), I can assure you this is going to have a huge impact in how you see and approach your life.Elias Mereb
Today I attended for the first time and the experience was AMAZING. To see people together having fun, helping each other, gives you a fullfillment and joy that I can’t explain. Thank you for this, I’ll be back for sure!Andrea Achi
Amazing team, amazing mission, amazing events. My husband and I just got out from volunteering for the first time at one of AnM Hangouts, and we can’t be happier for deciding to invest some of our Sunday hours this way! The organization creates such a magical environment for everyone: kids with special capabilities are filled with love, joy, and fun; parents have the opportunity to connect, feel understood and supported, and gain the satisfaction of seeing their children happy and achieving little big things they wouldn’t at home; and volunteers… wow, volunteers experience what it’s like to give beyond yourself, to make someone’s day better with simple things such as a hug, a dance, a high-five, or a song… and by doing so you learn and appreciate life so much more. If you are the kind of person who likes to grow, to have fun, and to surround yourself with positive people while making a difference in the world – you will love this. Come and join the fun! Thank you AnM for making a more inclusive and happy place for ALL.Vanessa Durán
Increíble iniciativa! soy músico invito a otros a que se den la vuelta por las actividades que hacen, la energía de los niños brutal! ❤️Dani Cedeño
I recently volunteered at Autism and Music. I had such a great time participating. The staff creates such a positive environment and such a great energy! They are very attentive to everyone’s needs and very caring. The actives are entertaining and very engaging. Everyone had an opportunity to share and get to know each other by the time it was time to leave everyone had become one big family! I can’t wait to go back!Jean-Michael Vissepo Ocasio
English Version: Autism is a condition which with 1 every 68 children in the United States are born with, 4 times more likely in boys than in girls. Autism is also known as ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why do they call it a spectrum? Because no one person with...read more
There is no doubt that things happen in the moment that they need to happen. It was August of 2015, and I was just thinking about how I could start spreading autism awareness by giving short motivational speeches. And, that same week, my college professor asked us to...read more
Today was an unforgettable day. We hosted our first “AnM Hangout” event at EuroSuites in Doral, FL. We invited 15 families raising children living with Autism, to an afternoon of music interaction activities and games. We prepared a set of music related activities...read more
Autism Awareness Merchandise
We’ve got great taste! Make a donation in exchange for some cool Autism And Music goodies.
No matter how small it may seem to you, your help is invaluable. We seek families, volunteers, musicians and sponsors to contribute to our cause.
You can be the missing piece!