Tag: Advocacy

NJSTF on Occupational Regulation

NJSTF on Occupational Regulation

February 22, 2019 Ms. Suzanne Buchanan, Executive Director Autism NJ Dear Ms. Buchanan: I am writing in response to the most recent iteration of Autism NJ’s disregard for music therapy as a treatment option for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Namely, Autism NJ suggested language revisions for the proposed amendment to the New […]

April 8, 2019 | By More
New York State Task Force Appears at Hill Day

New York State Task Force Appears at Hill Day

NYSTF held their 2nd Hill Day in Albany on Monday, 3/25/19. New initiatives this year included having 8 NY MTs serve as Team Leaders for our meetings and 12 exhibitors (schools and agencies). A very exciting moment occurred when a large portion of our group was invited by Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (D; District 52 […]

March 31, 2019 | By More
Government Relations Report

Government Relations Report

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist NICU-MT margovernmentrelations@gmail.com NATIONAL UPDATES The American Music Therapy Association is monitoring changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). AMTA is encouraging members and others to exercise your rights and responsibilities as citizens and consider participation in the democratic process in the following […]

July 12, 2017 | By More
Maryland Bill Hearing!

Maryland Bill Hearing!

Bill Hearing! ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS HEARING! Support HB1458 – March 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. “HB 1458” will be heard in the Health and Government Operations Committee. Please come and support music therapy advocacy in Maryland. Look forward to seeing you there! Address: House Office Building: Room 241 6 Bladen […]

March 1, 2017 | By More
You can now nominate for the MAR Advocacy Award!

You can now nominate for the MAR Advocacy Award!

MAR Advocacy Award Nomination Form is Now Live! Click here for the form! Do you know of an administrator, public official or other friend of music therapy who has impacted the ability of clients to access music therapy services? Perhaps it was through increasing access to financial resources, promoting awareness of music therapy, or the […]

November 3, 2016 | By More
Fall Government Relations Report!

Fall Government Relations Report!

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery margovernmentrelations@gmail.com Fall Salutations! As I am writing this newsletter, it is exactly one month to Election Day. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 you are strongly encouraged to vote. Voting is one of the most important advocacy tasks […]

November 1, 2016 | By More
MD Music Therapists: Next Step Advocacy For Music Therapists!

MD Music Therapists: Next Step Advocacy For Music Therapists!

       

July 24, 2016 | By More
HEY, NEW YORK! Help for the Helpers!

HEY, NEW YORK! Help for the Helpers!

HEY, NEW YORK!!! DID YOU KNOW??? In an effort to help keep NYS music therapists informed regarding the Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) law and regulations, we are pleased to offer this little column of regulatory tidbits! This Issue’s Feature: HELP FOR THE HELPERS Self-care for therapists is an important pursuit. Our work is both […]

July 21, 2016 | By More
MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA

MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA

MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA On behalf of the AMTA, President Geiger has provided a document with responses to the questions and concerns raised during the MAR President’s Forum.  To read the original document from the Presidents Forum, click here. A HUGE thanks goes to President Geiger for compiling this information for us and for […]

June 27, 2016 | By More
Research Committee Announcements!!

Research Committee Announcements!!

Research Award Recipients Dr. Wendy Magee was awarded the MAR Research/Special Project Award for her research project “Exploring the clinical utility of the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) with end-stage Dementia”. And, Dr. John Carpente was awarded the MAR Collaborative Research Award for his research project “Validity and Reliability Evidence for a Music Therapy […]

March 25, 2016 | By More