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 including: music interaction with instruments, dance contest for the parent and child, and a LIVE performance from the band “M.O.B”.

At the beginning, it was a bit scary to invite all these families without really knowing for sure what the outcome was going to be. We had a strong idea of what we wanted to do, and we were also very organized with the whole event set up, but sometimes working with children with Autism might be a little unexpected. Either way, we were very enthusiastic and ready to figure it out!

Things turned down amazingly well. The music was able to break all communication barriers, and everybody enjoyed the activities and games we had prepared. Our volunteers and musicians did an amazing job at making everybody feel comfortable and appreciated. The parents didn’t stop thanking us for putting this event together; as they saw their children have a truly memorable time. A lot of them mentioned that it is somewhat hard to find events of this type. We are beyond happy to see how things turned out. We can’t wait to start preparing for our next “Hangout”…