The original concept of “Being Together and Playing Together” was to offer a free, 8-week course for parents and their children, aged one to five. Each 75-minute session includes 30 minutes of musical play between parent/child and a 45-minute verbal parent support group. Sessions are led collaboratively by a music therapist and family therapist who offer a combination of non-directive clinical improvisation and verbal therapy. Children are encouraged to play freely and at their own ability level. As a result, parents who are overly focused on their child’s limitations begin to perceive their child in new ways. By engaging in the play element of music making with their child, their anxiety also begins to decrease. “Being Together and Playing Together” enables parents to explore the meaning and reality of having a child with special needs and enhance their parent/child interaction through the power of music. As a community initiative, parents create a support network that sustains them outside of the group and into the future.