Music for Autism

Music for Autism

Charity information

Music for Autism

Music for Autism provides ground-breaking and unique interactive concerts for autistic children which offer proven and lasting benefits to participants.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    Music for Autism seeks to enhance the quality of life of every child and young person whose life it touches, enabling them to enjoy an enriching and inclusive activity and experience the joy and power of music. Its concerts have been developed and refined over 12 years and delivered to date to more than 45,000 children and 30,000 carers and teachers at schools devoted to autism or for those with multiple disabilities and complex needs. All our concerts are fully-subsidised to enable any school to participate.
    Led by John Lubbock, or an animateur trained by him, a quartet of musicians (drawn from the Orchestra of St John’s, Lubbock’s highly-regarded classical chamber ensemble) visit special schools for a whole day and play to each class. Many of the children are severely handicapped, emotionally disturbed and/or withdrawn. These classes offer stimulation and therapeutic benefits in a safe, supportive and joyful environment. Participants are encouraged to get up and conduct or dance and most find the experience empowering, The musical tones and rhythms seem to reach the young people when words fail to do so.

  • Aims

    Music for Autism aims to:

    • Our vision is to expand MfA’s work to improve the lives of many more of the young people with autism in the UK.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1093907

    Board members: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 07775 904626

    Address: 7 Warborough Road Shillingford Oxfordshire OX10 7SA

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  • Extend autism workshops into East Midlands

    To expand into a new geographical area - the East Midlands - to leverage a new partnership... More