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3rd Annual Wine Benefit was a Huge Success!

On Sept. 29 under beautiful late summer, starry skies, JoAnn and Larry Currie hosted the 3rd annual Wine & Song at Music at Big Purple in Greensboro.  Don Lahey, once again provided a selection of fine wines from around the world. Our Music Therapists had a wonderful time pouring samples for guests and talking with them about our programs. Everyone enjoyed the interaction as it gave our supporters a chance to talk with the therapists in the field, working with our clients every day and truly making a difference in their lives. It also gave our therapists a chance to get to know the donors and why it is so important for them to see us succeed. It was a wonderful night for everyone who attended.

The beautiful stage was set and music was provided by several musician of the Triad area including

To see more photos from the evening please visit our Facebook post

Or Check out the Feature on page 116 of the November Issue of O.Henry Magazine

All Proceeds from the event benefit the Brenna Currie Scholarship Fund. We provide scholarships to those in the community who would otherwise be unable to afford weekly music therapy.  In the state of NC Music Therapy in not covered by insurance and all families must pay out-of-pocket.  This scholarship fund helps those who would be unable to afford services and whose programs are not covered by other grants we receive.

 

 

Dr. June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Endorses Voices Together

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Recently, we welcomed Dr. June Atkinson, North Carolina Superintendent for Public Instruction, to an observation in Alamance County. It was a wonderful experience to observe and discuss our program model with Dr. Atkinson, teachers, specialists, and school board members.

Dr. Atkinson has endorsed our new classroom model for teachers working with pre-kindergarten to high school students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Dr. Atkinson stated, “Voices Together is a dynamic best practice and offers unique tools for teaching critical skills to our students… Through the development of the Teacher Toolbox, we expect to be able to make these strategies available more broadly to teachers and students… When I visited a Voices Together group, I saw students excited to connect with their peers and motivated to communicate. It was obvious that they were committed to interacting, learning and were gaining essential skills. This program model should be in every classroom in North Carolina.”

Yasmine White, CEO and Founder of Voices Together, is thrilled to have this endorsement and said, “This endorsement validates the hard work our team has been putting into refinement and improvements to our VOICSS™ model for classroom teachers called Voices Together Teacher Toolbox. We will launch this professional development component in the Alamance-Burlington School System for Fall 2016.”

Read Dr. June Atkinson’s full endorsement here.

 

 

 

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