DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND FAR THERAPEUTIC ARTS AND RECREATION INITIATE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
FAR will use Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center as its first location in Wayne County
Detroit – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation has announced a community partnership.
Starting March 6, 2017, in partnership with the DSO, FAR will provide music therapy for special needs individuals at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Midtown Detroit—the home of the DSO. The new community partnership opens convenient access to music therapies for residents of Wayne County at this spectacular venue.
FAR President Pamela Ayres says: “The FAR team is very excited to be in such a convenient and beautiful location in Wayne County. This collaboration will provide the perfect environment for our therapist to open the full potential of our clients with special needs.”
FAR has been providing creative arts therapy to the special needs community in Southeast Michigan since 1951. FAR’s board certified therapists have a track record of increased vocabulary, increased focus, increased confidence, and greater understanding of social skills. FAR not only provides the therapy but offers opportunities to participate in social settings with bands, theater, and summer camps.
This will be FAR’s third campus in Southeast Michigan and its first in Wayne County; the organization currently operates in Oakland and Macomb Counties.
FAR works with 1,200 individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, faith traditions, and socio-economic backgrounds. FAR therapists provide creative arts therapies for any diagnoses, any age. In addition to private and group therapy, FAR provides services in 25 schools in 11 school districts.