Outreach Programs

       We have a number of outreach projects           we are offering soon:

ACCESS Academy

Our private day school provides students with severe autism:

  • A general education environment
  • Support for sensory and communication needs
  • Innovative neurologic supports

Neurologic Music Therapy Services

  • Individual and Group sessions
  • Treatment for Various Developmental Disabilities 
  • Treatment for Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury

New school in session for students with Autism

Cass Herrington, WNIN

SEP 2, 2014
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Teenagers with autism speak out with 'real voices'

Cass Herrington, WNIN 
May 2, 2014
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ACCESS Academy offers one-on-one supported education for local students with mild to severe autism

Megan Erbacher, Courier & Press
 Jul 11, 2014

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In the NEWS...

ACCESS Academy helps local students with autism

access their voice

Megan Erbacher, Courier & Press
Jul 26, 2014

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​​​CONGRATULATIONS to Cass Herrington, WNIN, and the brave students of Optimal Rhythms/ACCESS Academy and Integrative Music Therapy!  This award is so deserved and will bring awareness to the true abilities of individuals with non-verbal autism spectrum disorder! What a prestigious honor! 


Optimal Rhythms, Inc. is a 501(c)3

tax exempt organization

Creating Optimal Rhythms for Life, 

Learning, Communication, and Independence

ACCESS, DePriest doing impressive work

Julia Gregg, Courier & Press

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A New Life: Music Therapy Helps

Teenager Find His Voice
By Mark Chilla, WFIU
August 1, 2014

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Newburgh mom son never give up on each other through journey with autism

Abby Doyle, Courier & Press
Jul 26, 2014

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Winning story

​“Freedom of Speech-Autistic Teens Take Your Calls”

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ACCESS Academy hosts first prom

Alan Hovorka, Courier & Press
May 15, 2015

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