At age three, Kyle Coleman was diagnosed with autism. He was unable to communicate with more than a few words until he was 20, when his mother took him to a music-therapy session. Suddenly Kyle came to life, able to express his personality and emotions through instruments and voice.
“It is when he sings . . . that his songs come to life.. . . . [T]his has made it possible for us to develop a special relationship and for Kyle’s abilities and confidence to soar,” says music therapist Carine Kelley, who visits Kyle in his home twice a week.
Read more about Kyle’s amazing gift and his debut charity album that will be available on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2).
Get strategies for communicating with students on the spectrum [PDF].