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.
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
WHAT WE DO
Our AnM Hangouts, are music-interaction activities for special needs families where everybody can participate at their own pace. The goal is to have a fun environment to socialize and play while promoting inclusion through music and sometimes art and sports.
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
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!
On November 5, 2015, Autism and Music had the opportunity to spread its message of acceptance and unity (“Somos uno”) with a packed house of attendees at the 2015 TEDxFIU event. Founder Patricia Kayser was chosen from amongst hundreds of applicants to speak at this...read more
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