Outreach & Collaborative Programs

We offer a variety of outreach and collaborative programs, both on site and in the community. Staff music therapists have provided music therapy services to individuals with HIV/AIDS in collaboration with the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and to the elderly with dementia at Chelsea Adult Day Health Center.

We have also cooperated with schools and agencies, providing music therapy services to the New York City Department of Education programs for children in special education and with hearing impairments; teens in a transition program designed to help former special education students make a successful transition to the workplace; and individuals with developmental disabilities through the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC).

Within New York University, the Center has collaborated with Applied Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Drama Therapy, and the School of Social Work.

The Center has also collaborated with the Rusk Rehabilition Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center in developing and researching a novel music therapy/occupational therapy intervention.