Articles by Robert Accordino, M.D., M.Sc.

Robert Accordino, M.D., M.Sc. is the founder and president of Music for Autism. He is also a fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital.

Dr. Accordino graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. He earned his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an M.Sc. in experimental psychology from Oxford University. He completed an internship in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, and a residency in psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Accordino has carried out significant advocacy work on behalf of children and adults with developmental conditions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. In 2007, he was honored for service to individuals with autism and their families by Cherie Blair, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Dr. Accordino is also the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and his written work regularly appears in The Huffington Post, where he blogs on medicine and social justice.

Music For Autism Is Music For All: Reshaping And Expanding A Disability-Friendly Space

April 10, 2017

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Music For Autism Is Music For All: Reshaping And Expanding A Disability-Friendly Space

Intro and outro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.   Linda Rodgers Emory, daughter of the great American composer Richard Rodgers, writes in one of her poems that, “Music for Autism is music for you!” She is the Honorary Chair of the Music for Autism Board of Directors, so it is no small […]