Creating Optimal Rhythms for Life,
Learning, Communication, and Independence
We have a number of outreach projects we are offering soon:
Our private day school provides students with severe autism:
Rethinking Autism Conference
April 20-21, 2017
St. Mary's Medical Center
Therapeutic Day Camp
Unique Camp Experience
Different theme each week!
(Limited to 12 students per week)
Optimal Rhythms is committed to
supporting individuals to achieve their
maximum potential, while building
confidence and independence
Karyn ("Casey") DePriest, MT-BC
President / CEO
Optimal Rhythms, Inc./ACCESS Academy in Evansville is an exciting new resource in the tri-state community. Our new ACCESS Academy, a private therapeutic day school, brings a choice in autism education and autism services in Evansville for non-verbal (or non-reliably verbal) students with severe autism in our area.
Help for autism in Indiana is expanding and the outcomes are very encouraging. Through the success of important autism services at Integrative Music Therapy, LLC in Evansville, we have come to believe that an assumption of competence is the safest assumption when approaching autistic students. We seek to understand autism by asking the true "autism experts", the individuals and families who live it everyday.
We recognize the important and growing body of research regarding movement differences in autism. Specific neurologic music therapy based techiniques have been developed to increase functional movement through the application of rhythmic, sensory, and communication supports, making the students more independent and better able to demonstrate what they know and are learning. We have developed innovative supports which help nonverbal students on the spectrum increase their access to learning.
ACCESS Academy students who were once thought to be intellectually disabled are now soaring to meet academic goals with reduced behavioral issues in our general education environment. Parents are getting to know their children for the first time and families are buiding exciting plans for a future they never thougth possible!
Get involved and become a sponsor today!!