early childhood development

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...