Posted on May 15, 2009

Manchester Camerata’s Floating Worlds project, in collaboration with the Royal Exchange Theatre and supported by Youth Music, ran weekly throughout the Autumn term 2008. It provided a rare opportunity for young people aged 10-13 with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to take part in creative musical activities; something they would normally find it difficult to access due to their particular disability. The project gave these young people a safe environment in which to discover their artistic talents, and to develop friendships, some for the very first time.

An article about the project was featured in the Guardian Education Supplement. To read the article click here.

If you would like to find out more about this project, click here to visit the project page.

Watch a video about the project, how it came together and how it aims to provide a lasting relationship between the children involved and music.