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Ever since I got my graduate degree from the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University I have been creating and sharing artistic works and music concerts/classes for children, teens and adults with special needs. Take a look at this...

Yesterday we performed our Battle of the Trash bands program at Setauket Elementary School for over 500 students. It was a huge hit! We explored instruments made from reused and recycled materials, talked about sustainability and we read our new story The Adventures of Scuba...

Every year we volunteer to perform for the military families at West Point. The kids and the parents have the best time ever. We go all out. We want to make sure that these kids have the best time ever. We even bring along our...

One of the best things we do at Turtle Dance Music, whether it's very young children, teens or older adults is engaging our audiences. We want to redefine what it means to be "interactive". We want our audience members to feel heard and appreciated. We...

I love to run. And I love to exercise. When I was a kid I struggled with exercise. I was terrible at sports. I would never be picked for sports teams at recess. And I really wasn't a dedicated sports fan. For these reasons I...

We just shared our 3rd presentation of "The Power of Music to Make Libraries More Inclusive" with the staff of the New York Public Library. We want to empower librarians to incorporate more music into their programs. We also want libraries to be more autism-friendly...

Another exciting feature of the new book is that we introduce "neurotypical" kids to common self-stimulatory activities (or physical activities that help calm down one's body when they are overwhelmed) for people with autism. My brother-in-law would flap his hands, jump up and down and...