Music

Music is another helpful tool for adults with developmental disabilities, as most individuals respond favorably to music. Some people even become more social during musical activities. Activities can be as simple as having everyone clap their hands and tap their feet to the music or participating in sing-a-longs. Playing percussion instruments is another popular music activity that allows individuals to feel the rhythm and vibrations these instruments create. According to the American Music Therapy Association, music stimulates the senses, and therefore, can help to improve an individual's mental, social and emotional well-being. Sunnyside's horticulture program provides work experience, training and therapeutic gardening opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems in a supported working environment.

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