Jazz Hands for Autism
Jazz Hands for Autism (JHFA) creates pathways for employment and social inclusion for neurodivergent musicians with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We are working towards a world where individuals with ASD are fully included members of society who can make valued social, cultural, and economic contributions to their communities.
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- CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge
JHFA uses music as a vehicle to create change and break down barriers that have historically prevented adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from gaining meaningful employment. This grant will help codify postsecondary curricula for ASD adults in four music-related career tracks: 1. performance, 2, composition, 3. music administration, and 4. teaching/ pedagogy. To supplement this curriculum, JHFA will offer related experiential career support through placement in internships, paid employment, and advocacy.