What is SPECTRUM JAM?
Spectrum Jam is our newest project geared towards providing music lessons to youth on the autism spectrum.
Autism: a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior.
Science has proven a healthy relationship between music and autism. Music activates all areas of the brain, serving as a carrier for communication. for youth with autism, this can enhance communication, develop social skills, and improve task sequence.
According to a 2014 article in “Your Autism Magazine,” roughly 40% of people on the autism spectrum experience at least one anxiety disorder which leads to depression.
MEOW Cares, Inc. looks to counteract these issues with an activity that will inspire young minds all over the community through music. Spectrum Jam will provide confidence, self-awareness, inspiration, and love to all who encounter it. These students will attend lessons on a weekly basis, play instruments, use technology, and perform yearly. It is our hope that we will enhance their lifestyles in the areas of education, communication, music, and mental health.