Music for Autism

Music for Autism

401 Park Avenue S., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Contact: Laura Lazar 646 964-6487,

Music for Autism is enhancing quality of life and raising public awareness through autism-friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families. The concerts, held in the United States and the United Kingdom, feature professional musicians, including Tony Award winners, Grammy-nominated classical artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners. To ensure equal access for all, every Music for Autism concert is fully subsidized. Families note that the concerts help fill a major psychosocial void, enabling them to enjoy enriching activities that are inclusive and to experience the joy and power of music as a family.

The mitzvah project or community service teen volunteer opportunity is to organize a concert for fundraising purposes-not an ‘autism-friendly’, interactive concert-and to raise awareness of our work with an eye towards expanding our concerts to Pennsylvania in the future. Children interested would organize a local concert at which they and friends would perform-the profits raised would then be donated to Music for Autism to support our fully subsidized musical programs to allow those with autism and their families, irrespective of socioeconomic status, the ability to experience a high quality, live musical performance as well.