On April 5, a session of “music therapy” for children with autism was held in the Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration
The famous composer and pianist Evgeny Khmara for the fourth time already held a special charity concert “Healing Music” accompanied by the Black Tie quartet. The event took place within the framework of the Autism Friendly Space marathon, initiated by the Association of Child.ua, led by Eugenia Tymoshenko.
The concert was also attended by accordionist Dmitry Reshetnik and Anatoly Gernadenko, who plays an instrument called Hang. A total of 250 people attended the event. On the day of the concert, visitors had the opportunity to also visit the photo exhibition “Open your heart for friendship.” 50 children took part in the photo shoot, 25 of them with autism. Some of them also attended the concert of Evgeny Khmara on April 5th.
The concert of Evgeny Khmara as part of this marathon is one of many events that is adapted for people with autism. Thanks to the work of volunteers of the Association , Ukraine already has the first results on the introduction of an autistic tolerant environment. For example, the “Oscar” cinema in the “Smart Plaza” shopping mall from April 2 will hold monthly sessions for people with ASD: with muted sound and lighting effects.
Children could move freely around the hall, which is so important for children with ASD. Adults and young listeners got a lot of pleasure and felt the healing effect of music.