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  Do You Know a Child with Autism?

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College is recruiting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to participate in a research study investigating developmental trajectories and effectiveness of interventions. The main purpose of the study is to discover whether music therapy is an effective early intervention for children with ASD.

This study is the first well-controlled effectiveness study and largest randomized controlled trial on clinical interventions for autism to date. It is funded by the Research Council of Norway and builds upon a collaboration of seven countries worldwide. The Rebecca Center is the USA site for this study.

This study will include no-cost sessions and comprehensive diagnostic and cognitive assessments.

Who is Eligible?
• Children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
• Between the ages of 4 and 7 years old
• Limited or no previous music therapy experience

The study is being conducted at The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College in Rockville Centre NY. If you have any questions or if you would like to consider your child to participate in the study, please contact Dr. John Carpente, Research Site Manager email:

Below are the collaborating countries and research site managers:

If you have any questions concerning the overall project please contact:

Principal investigator: Christian Gold (

Project coordinator: Karin Mössler (

Questions related to the study protocol should be addressed to the Principal investigator or Monika Geretsegger:

Site manager Austria: Monika Geretsegger (

Country specific questions and questions about participation in the study should be addressed to the particular site manager:

Site manager Australia: Grace Thompson (

Site manager Brasil: Gustavo Gattino (

Site manager Israel: Cochavit Elefant (

Site manager Korea:  Jinah Kim (

Site manager Norway: Karin Mössler (

Site manager U.S.A: John Carpente (


About drjohnmtbc

John A. Carpente, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT, Assistant Professor in Music and Music Therapy at Molloy College, is the Founder and Executive Dir

2 responses »

  1. Cliff Datys says:


    I would like more information on the music therapy research group. My son is 6 years old and diagnosed with Autism. We are located in Williston Park, Long Island.

    I look forward to hearing back from you


    • drjohnmtbc says:

      Thanks so much for your interest. For more information regarding the research study please call our psychologist, Dr. Alan Wenderoff at 516 678 5000 ext 7732. Currently he is in vacation until July 16th. Please feel free to leave a message and he will return your call when he returns.
      All the best,

      John Carpenet, PhD, MT-BC

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