Music for Autism

Extend autism workshops into East Midlands

To expand into a new geographical area - the East Midlands - to leverage a new partnership with the David Ross Foundation who support a group of Academies in that area including a special school

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2017 to 12:00 AM, 1 January 2018

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  • “..every student in the school - 180 - took part and it was truly wonderful to see the sense of enjoyment and achievement. Music is the best tool for communication and expression for people with autism. Your musicians approach that allows the students to express themselves without reservation"

    — Kennel Lane Autistic School Bracknell

  • We would not be able to experience such quality performances if it were not for OSJ and hope that they can continue offering a unique and valuable experience for years to come

    — Music co-ordinator The Castle School Newbury

  • We have really enjoyed working with Orchestra and every young person has gained considerably as a result of their involvement. Thank you for facilitating such a positive and successful piece of work with our young people.

    — Community Links London Borough of Newham

  • “..every student in the school - 180 - took part and it was truly wonderful to see the sense of enjoyment and achievement. Music is the best tool for communication and expression for people with autism. Your musicians approach that allows the students to express themselves without reservation"

    — Kennel Lane Autistic School Bracknell

  • We would not be able to experience such quality performances if it were not for OSJ and hope that they can continue offering a unique and valuable experience for years to come

    — Music co-ordinator The Castle School Newbury

  • We have really enjoyed working with Orchestra and every young person has gained considerably as a result of their involvement. Thank you for facilitating such a positive and successful piece of work with our young people.

    — Community Links London Borough of Newham

Situation

We feel strongly that it is an issue of 'social justice' that children and adults with autism or learning difficulties ought to have access to classical music/music workshops as their peers do. This principle is integral with our programme of expansion and working with partners throughout the UK - basically, we are aiming to 'normalise' what is presently an exclusive experience for a few privileged young people with autism. It is a matter of 'access for all'.

Solution

This project will enable us to significantly increase its help to this group - as well as their families and carers - by participation in our tailored live music making workshops.