Our Founder and CEO, Marlene Cooper Williams, is a regular contributing writer for a great Autism advocacy website called "Our Journey Thru Autism." Read her article here: http://www.ourjourneythruautism.com/2011/10/public-schools-and-music-programs-for.html
This article focuses on the state of music programs in public education and how we in the private sector can offer a low-cost alternative for families and students who would most benefit from adding music training to their curricula.
We know how music benefits mainstream students, but we also know the profound and positive effect it has on children with special needs. And, yet we would be hard-pressed to find public schools offering music to these kids.
[EDIT] The website which originally posted this article has closed. We have edited the above link to refer to a local copy of the original article for your enjoyment.