Music for Autism
Program: Access to Arts
Area of Work: Arts
Grant Purpose: New York City Borough Programs
Music for Autism is enhancing quality of life and raising public awareness through autism-friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families. Concerts feature professional musicians, including Tony Award winners, Grammy-nominated classical artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners. To ensure equal access for all, every Music for Autism concert is fully subsidized. Families note that the concerts help fill a major psychosocial void, enabling them to enjoy enriching activities that are inclusive and to experience the joy and power of music as a family.
Purpose: To support Music for Autism’s plan to expand programs to boroughs outside of Manhattan.
Through funding from the Illumination Fund, Music for Autism has been able to serve families in Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn.