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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...

Happy Thanksgiving Turtle Dance Music fans! My brother-in-law Tim Shaw (who has an autism spectrum disorder) and I wrote a children’s book together. We are so excited to announce that we have finally published hard cover copies of our book, Scrak’s Big Adventure. Pre-order your...

Today we participated in another event with New York Public Library and Operation Warm to give free coats to kids in the Bronx, sign them up for library cards and hand out free books. We essentially did a 3-hour concert with instrument petting zoos between...

Today I performed for over 200 kids at a special needs school in Massapequa Park, Long Island. We did two performances and the kids and teachers absolutely loved it. One of the coordinators came up to me afterwards and said "I've been working here 27...

Yesterday I entertained kids in the Bronx while they received free warm coats from New York Public Library and Operation Warm. It is a humbling thing to see a kid get a free jacket before the cold winter. All kids deserve access to food, warmth,...

One of the challenges of being a new parent is being thoughtful. Thoughtful about where I place my coffee on the table so Teddy can not pull it off and spill it all over himself or the carpet (and so I can have my coffee!)....

We shared another fabulous Instrument Petting Zoo at the Bergen Performing Arts Center today! Families loved it. We want to celebrate connection and collaboration. We want to reward families for getting out of the house and coming to a shared cultural experience. Kids tried out...

We presented a fun, energizing 2 1/2 hour professional development (could’ve even been longer!) for the librarians in Essex County, NJ. Librarians learned how to make their programs more engaging, ideas for creating new musical and collaborative programming, and some background info on autism and...