"Music is the universal language of mankind."
For me, singing is more effortless than social communication.
Music has a pattern to it. Social communication may or may not have a pattern, depending on the context in which it occurs.
Music has a rhythm to it. A conversation does not have a rhythm to it.
Music is easier for me to memorize. It's easier to memorize because of the rhythm, beat, and repetition of the chorus.
Music makes me feel free. Conversations make me feel restricted.
Music lets me block out all the noise that occurs in the world. Noise comes from many things: television, microwave, oven, computer clicks, and cars. I have control of the volume of the music I listen to. I can't control the volume of the things around me.
Music helps me focus. It takes a lot of work to focus on a conversation.
Through music, I can communicate my feelings without having to put actual spoken words to what I feel. Sometimes when I'm upset a song will play in my head and that is a signal that something is wrong.
Music allows me to express myself. Music allows my friends and me a chance to freely stim. Stimming is something people with autism use to regulate themselves.
Music helps me accomplish tasks I struggle to do and achieve them faster.
Barrier-Free Awarded Safeway Foundation Grant to Support Cooking Skills Projects for Neurodivergent Adults
Join us in saying THANK YOU to the Safeway Foundation! The foundation has awarded Barrier-Free a $2000 grant to support the expansion of our Cooking Skills projects for neurodivergent adults at The Life Skills & Social Studio.
Please help us show our appreciation by visiting your neighborhood store and telling employees how much you appreciate their support!
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