Our involvement in Romania started in 1995, when the country was working to improve a neglected care system since the fall of Communism in 1989. At that time, thousands of children – many of them with disabilities – were living and being cared for in orphanages. Due to significant care system reforms, these institutions are largely a thing of the past. 

There remains a lack of training and professional support for those working with people with disabilities. More recently, local momentum has been building to see greater recognition of music therapy as an effective form of intervention for children and adults with additional needs.