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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Update - American Health Care Act (AHCA)
This week, Members of the House of Representatives and the Administration are renewing the talks and proposing changes to gain enough support for passage of the AHCA. A new amendment to the AHCA is making it more likely that a vote by the House of Representatives could happen as early as this weekend. Action is needed immediately.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Music Therapy Featured at Kennedy Center: Tickets on Sale 4/28
Join us for a major national event made possible by a partnership between the Kennedy Center, Renée Fleming and the National Institutes of Health, "Sound Health: Music and the Mind." Weekend events with the National Symphony Orchestra, renowned speakers Daniel Levitin, Charles Limb, Sheri Robb, Francis Collins, Ani Patel, Ben Folds, Edwin Outwater, Renée Fleming, and more! This event will likely sell out fast, so don't delay your ticket purchase.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
SISP Week 2017 (April 24th – April 28th)
Representative Dave Loebsack (IA-02) introduced House Resolution 265, which declares the week of April 24, 2017 through April 28, 2017, as National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Awareness Week.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Regional Conference Presidential Address
President Jennifer Geiger shares her regional presidential address given at each regional conference this spring. Couldn’t make it or missed it? Check it out here. Also take a peek at this year’s regional conference highlights and mark your calendars for regionals in 2018!
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Music Therapy Featured at the Kennedy Center
Mark your calendars for a major national event made possible by a partnership between the Kennedy Center, Renée Fleming and the National Institutes of Health, "Sound Health: Music and the Mind." A concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, renowned neuroscientists Daniel Levitin and Charles Limb, and a full day of sessions with interactive presentations and shows focusing on music and child development, music therapy, healthy aging, and improvisation are featured.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Dr. Dan Levitin Champions Music Therapy
Be on the lookout for an editorial by Dr. Daniel Levitin, noted neuroscientist & New York Times best-selling author, scheduled to be published in the Daily Beast. Dr. Levitin will respond to anti-regulation arguments regarding licensure of music therapists & others. He will also emphasize & champion the scientific basis & clinical importance of music therapy while differentiating from unrelated industries that do not serve vulnerable & at-risk populations.
Friday, March 31, 2017
EIC Positions Sought
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) invites applicants for two positions as Editors-in-Chief for AMTA’s journals, the Journal of Music Therapy (JMT) and Music Therapy Perspectives (MTP). Submissions are invited immediately and must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Supreme Court Ruling Increases Scope of Special Education Rights
The United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in an 8-0 unanimous decision, to expand the scope of rights for students with disabilities.
Monday, March 20, 2017
President's FY2018 Budget
On March 16, 2017, President Trump released his FY 2018 budget blueprint. The President’s budget proposes cuts to many programs and the elimination of entire agencies. Please note that the President's budget request is a first step in a very long budget process.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
AMTA-Pro Podcast: Unanticipated Findings of Pilot Study
Sheri Robb and Amanda Henley discuss research and clinical practice implications of pilot study findings and details about the continuation of this study with research funded by a $1.4 million National Institutes of Nursing Research grant. This latest research project studies the effect of play interventions, such as active music engagement and storybook programs, on health outcomes in young children ages 3 to 8 undergoing chemotherapy treatment and their parents.