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Voices Together July 2014 Newsletter

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VOICES TOGETHER PARTNERS WITH DUKE UNIVERSITY FOR RESEARCH
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Voices Together is excited to announce that we have a new collaboration for research with Duke University out of the Duke Bass Connection Initiative. The goal of the research project is to measure the efficacy of the Voices Together in Education program in NC public schools special education classrooms.

Project researcher, Dr. Geraldine Dawson, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience, and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development said, “We are very excited to be partnering with Voices Together on this innovative project. About 30 percent of children and adolescents with autism are minimally verbal. We hope to demonstrate that the Voices Together program helps these children learn to communicate more effectively with others.”
Read the full story on our website… (http://voicestogether.net/for-immediate-release/)


VOICES FROM THE FIELD
By: Kate Geouge
Every day people with disabilities and are ignored, judged, pitied, or ridiculed. People look at the surface of someone with a diagnosis and don’t realize that the thoughts and feelings underneath are just as real and complex as their own. I love creating a space where our clients can come together to explore their feelings, to share them, to practice saying them out loud. Someday, they will have the opportunity to say them to someone who never listened before. And because they’ve practiced within the support and safety of the group, they will be heard. Read more online…


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Right now all donations will be matched 1:1 up to $250,000, enabling donors like you to double the impact of your contribution. So, for every dollar that is donated we receive two, donate $10 and Voices Together receives $20.

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A Message from our CEO
This month I was fortunate to be invited to speak at The World Congress of Music Therapy in Vienna, Austria. What an incredible experience! 45 countries were represented at the conference and over 1000 music therapists attended from around the world. I was so impressed by the depth and breadth of our profession and would like to share some amazing highlights with you

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A Message from our CEO

This month I was fortunate to be invited to speak at The World Congress of Music Therapy  in Vienna, Austria. What an incredible experience! 45 countries were represented at the conference and over 1000 music therapists attended from around the world.  I was so impressed by the depth and breadth of our profession and would like to share some amazing highlights with you.

  • Dr. Sumathy Sundar is a music therapist conducts research in cancer care in South India.
  • Juanita Eslava is a music therapist in Columbia and is conducting research in the area of neuro-rehabilitation.
  • A music therapist in Lebanon presented on music therapy in refugee camps.
  • A music therapist from Hungary presented on using orchestral work with people living with severe disabilities.
  • A music therapist in Thailand presented on the effects of Kodaly-based music experiences on social communication for autistic children.
  • A music therapist from China presented on the effectiveness of music therapy in the treatment of dementia patients.

I feel so honored to have had this opportunity to experience the growth, expansion and global impact of our profession.

 

News from Voices Together

Voices Together May 2014 Newsletter

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VOICES TOGETHER RECEIVES A $250,000 MATCHING GRANT FOR A NATIONAL REPLICATION PROJECT

We are thrilled to announce that Voices Together has received major grant support from the William R. Kenan, Jr., Charitable Trust to fund the development of a new and dynamic training for special education classroom teachers. This expansion of services will enable Voices Together to train teachers and provide them with a unique set of tools to help students in special education classrooms, communicate, listen, organize their thoughts, identify emotions and connect with others.

“We are proud to support the replication of this successful program advancing the learning potential of children with developmental disabilities” said Dr. Richard M. Krasno, Ph.D., Executive Director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

Among the largest contribution Voices Together has received, the two-year pilot project will include collaborations with North Carolina public school systems and Duke University, amongst others. In addition, this is the first step in a replication project aimed at expanding Voices Together services nationally.

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VOICES FROM THE FIELD
By: Jenna Witcher Lahiff

When I first met Samantha in the Fall of 2013, I was instantly captivated by her beautiful voice. But what was even more dramatic was what happened over the course of therapy sessions upon joining a Voices Together in the Community group.

Read more about Samantha’s story…

 

 

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