April is Autism awareness month and since most people can relate to music I thought what better way to celebrate Autism than to share songs that resonate kindness and understanding as well as acceptance of others.
Autism is a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. It is one of the fastest rising developmental disabilities today. Music brings people together. Music heals and as a mother to two Autistic children, I am very passionate about music education in special education classes. Did you know that listening to music provides a total brain workout? It reduces anxiety and can even improve sleep and memory. Music is a powerful tool. I hope you can enjoy these seven songs just as much as I do!
Miranda Lambert – “All Kinds of Kinds”
A message that hits like a ton of bricks, Lambert’s ode to human diversity should be on everyone’s playlist.
Luke Bryan – “Most People Are Good”
A sincere message of positivity is much needed in today’s world. Bryan gives us hope that “most people are good” and want to do good things. It’s simply a breath of fresh air every time I hear this track.
Kane Brown – “Learning”
Brown is someone many people with struggles look up to. His childhood was very daunting and unpleasant. He still brings so much insight and hopes with “Learning.” Learn to accept and forgive, it makes life so much more peaceful.
Maren Morris – “Second Wind”
“Just when you think I’m at the end, any second I’ma catch my second wind” are such relevant lyrics as it pertains to those with Autism or any disability. The leaps and bounds they have to overcome can be exhausting. However, they always seem to prevail. Morris delivers such an inspiring message with this one.
Johnny Orr Band – “We’ll Get By”
A song dedicated to Autism, this track was written for a friend of the singer specifically for Autism Awareness Month. Grab the tissues, you’ll need em!
Florida Georgia Line – “Music Is Healing”
“Love is the answer and music is healing” pretty much says it all. The well-loved duo really shined with this emotional track. It’s a strong one!
Dierks Bentley – “Woman, Amen”
Dedicated to my seven-year-old son, Kierce, and to all the strong Autism moms out there. Thank God for all of us. We pray, cry and fight for our children. Women are the heartbeat of today’s family. This song has brought so much joy into my child’s life (and growth too!) The power of a song is magical. To all the moms, sisters and grandma’s caring for a child with Autism – you are appreciated.
If you have a favorite song that you relate to acceptance and kindness tweet me and let me know what it is @brittwv.