Piano Helps Siblings With Autism to Mature, Find Their Voices

Piano Helps Siblings With Autism to Mature, Find Their Voices

Autistic Justin Brown Plays Piano-RutgersU-submitted

Justin Brown and his sister Serena didn’t benefit much from traditional therapies to help autistic children. But when they were 8 and 7 years-old, they met Rutgers University instructor Karen Kowalski who teaches piano to kids¬†with special needs.

“I’ve seen my children mature and grow,” said Monica Brown of the alternative therapy. “They’re much more open and much more focused.”

Justin, who was previously mute, has found his voice through music: “I love how music is comforting, because there are some parts of the piece that are happy. That’s when I smile.”

“Piano brought my children back to me,” says the grateful mom from¬†Somerset, New Jersey.

WATCH the video below from Rutgers News

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