There are many special people in this world, people that care deeply for the rights and opportunities for others. One such person is Sandy Stanutz. I recently found an amazing article featured in the Ottawa Citizen, this story is amazing and inspiring. Sandy Stanutz is doing research on music and autism and has won a $20,000 grant from the Grammy Foundation. Yes, those Grammys.
Beyond the glitz, the Grammys are funding projects from conservation to music therapy for people who have suffered strokes. The $20,000 to Stanutz’s group at McGill University, the only Canadians to win Grammy funding this year.
Stanutz, a post-doctoral fellow, is trying to find out whether children with autism have an unusual ability to remember a musical note days after they hear it. It’s a talent called absolute pitch (some say perfect pitch) and it’s rare — except possibly in those with autism.
Read more about Sandy and watch the short video to learn more on how she is making a difference with her amazing research: