Have a Sensory Friendly Summer!

Summer is the time for barbecues, picnics, and a wide variety of outdoor activities.  A sensory friendly event is one designed to be less sensory stimulating and overwhelming.  Having a sensory friendly approach often makes it easier for individuals [...]

Never be afraid to try new things, and make some mistakes, it's all part of life and learning.

10 Weeks, 10 Ideas

When I started my internship at the STAR Center just ten weeks ago, I had no idea how much I would learn in such a short amount of time! While there are many lessons I could share, here are [...]

Mental health awareness month visual. stating 1 in 4 people will suffer from some form of mental illness in any given year.

Music Therapy and Mental Health

I cannot believe that May is already here, but with May comes National Mental Health Awareness Month. As one of the four music therapists here on staff, I have the opportunity to work with individuals, both adults and adolescents, [...]

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World Music Therapy Day

  The World Federation for Music Therapy declared March 1, 2018 to be WORLD MUSIC THERAPY DAY!   In congruence with World Music Therapy Day, starting this month, Star Center’s Music Therapy Department will be bringing you a new [...]

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