BENEFITING: ONE STEP BEYOND INC
The One Step Beyond Music Program provides a unique opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves in ways they otherwise would not be able to. From the minute one of our participants enters into our music room, they are instantly transported into an environment where creativity is fostered, collaboration flourishes, and accomplishments are celebrated! As both a nonverbal means of interaction and one of humanity’s oldest and most natural resource for communication and interaction, music has become one of our favorite tools to assist our participants as they develop skills that drastically enhance their quality of life. Our unique program is the only of it’s kind here in Arizona. With daily band classes our adults learn how to play instruments, but also work as a team to explore and create original compositions.
Your contribution to the Heart Strings Fundraiser will benefit all 225 of the individuals that attend our Music Program, while providing funding for the "Heart Strings" documentary film, that will showcase the talents that individuals with disabilities possess if only given the opportunity. With this documentary we hope to change the public perception of this population so that society will stop focusing on their disabilities, and rather emphasize their ABILITIES.