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Non-profit organization offers program for autistic children focusing on music

Tyler’s non-profit organization shares the healing impact of music with children with autism through the help of a local musician and his unique community business.

Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas is partnering with local musician, alternative healing advocate and Avenue Speak founder Casey “Muses” Williams for the Rhythmic Arts Project.

The Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas provides a safe space for families with autistic children by organizing social activities that are fun and convenient for neurodivergent teens and children.

According to Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas director Patricia Glass, Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas also hosts resource evenings for parents, guardians, and family members who support people with neurodivergent disabilities to share information and resources to help them raise or care for their children. followed by. .

“Our mission is to provide families of neurodivergent children with a welcoming community of knowledge, support, encouragement and resources,” she said.

Glass said she looks forward to partnering with Muze on the program.

“The Art of Rhythm project successfully copes with cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities. Through individual exercises, the program teaches and improves skills such as attention, memory, socialization, motor control and spatial perception,” she said. “There is no better person to carry out this program than Casey Mewes. He has created a platform for holistic treatment for people suffering from substance abuse disorders and intellectual disabilities. His presence is peaceful, influential, and his voice is dynamic.”

The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) helps people with disabilities succeed in the world. The program combines drum and percussion instruments as creative learning tools that engage life skills and enhance the mind, body and spirit.

TRAP focuses on teaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as normal young children, using a unique methodology that includes rhythm as a modality for addressing basic life and learning skills, as well as reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Glass said she met Muze at various events hosted by Avenue Speak and knew it would be a great partnership.

“We had the opportunity to meet at several local events where Avenue Speak spoke to the community,” she said. “While The Art of Rhythm Project was an established program, we knew the partnership between Avenue Speak and Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas was important to help bring the benefits of The Art of Rhythm Project to local families.”

Glass said she was pleased to welcome the program.

“We are thrilled with our partnership between Avenue Speak and Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas,” she said. “We will work together to help create programs and safe spaces for neurodivergent people and their families to share and learn.”

“The mission of the Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas is to provide families of neurodivergent children with a welcoming community of knowledge, support, encouragement, and resources. Avenue Speak plays an important role in helping East Texas’ neurodivergent defenders do just that,” Glass added.

The program is a six-week course starting January 16 and running on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Champions for Children campus. The enrollment fee is $60 per person and scholarships are available upon request.

Glass said she hopes the program will bring a new way of learning to the community.

“East Texas neurodivergent advocates look forward to partnering with Mr. Mewes to provide neurodivergent children in our community with a unique opportunity to discover new opportunities for self-expression, communication, and learning,” she said.

For more information about the course, visit the Neurodivergent Advocates of East Texas website.

For more information on TRAP, visit the Avenue Speak website.

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