”It’s such a wonderful project and my son seams so happy there…     …it was his first smile in months”


“The support I received from staff and parents was a life line, you often feel very alone and isolated, but they gave me a sense of worth, and I felt I belonged.”


“In a year I’ve learnt how to write a comic, how to write house music, how to animate, how to play the ukulele and how to be a weather presenter! AND I’ve met a load of new friends too”


“My son has grown in confidence, his motor skills and speech has improved.”


”My older son often attends and he also enjoys coming and meeting other children.”


“I greatly value the friendship and support I have found at Musical Keys; It is impossible to over emphasise the importance of being able to meet with and exchange ideas with people who understand and sometimes share the difficulties and social isolation encountered by parents of children with special needs.”


”Although —–‘s language is very limited, I know that she really enjoyed her DXA experience last Wednesday. I played her copy of the cd you gave (that the children made) on the way home – she laughed and was so happy to listen to the music that all the children had put together. I was very impressed with it myself.”


”(My son) is always very keen to know if the next school holidays involve a Musical Keys session. He always comes out full of himself, telling me everything he’s been doing. I was particularly surprised about him using the microphone to say “fireworks” in a song they were singing. He tends to be fairly reserved with other people and it is great he felt relaxed and encouraged enough to do this. The scheme has undoubtedly helped encourage —-‘s confidence in talking to unfamiliar people in a social environment. (He) really does enjoy the scheme, making new friends as well as seeing some from school. Long may the sessions continue as there seem to be fewer and fewer opportunities for young people with disabilities, such as his, to participate in”


“My older son realises that his brother isn’t the only child with special needs, and he also has lots of fun at the group.”


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