News "Spectrum of Sound" Virtual Choir of Autism Self-Advocates Performs "Lean on Me" Cover

Virtual choir Spectrum of Sound performed a cover of Bill Wither's "Lean on Me."
  • Department of Developmental Services
A screenshot of members of the virtual choir Spectrum of Sound performing "Lean on Me." The image shows Jamie Piro, Hana Coppenrath, Helen Coppenrath, Cierra Reynolds, Connor Thompson, Patrick Linehan, Stefano Micali, and Lavender Darcangelo.

In a gesture of positivity and hope, Spectrum of Sound, a 12-member virtual choir featuring autism self-advocates, recorded and released a cover of “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers.

The choir, which operates remotely, due to social distancing guidelines, released a previous video — a cover of the song “We Are the World”.

According to the description in their latest video, the choir aims to showcase the talents of autism self-advocates.

“These talented artists come together to share their talents and to promote autism awareness, acceptance and inclusion.”

The choir is organized by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism which operates with the mission to help families affected by autism live life to the fullest.


Watch Spectrum of Sound’s cover of “Lean on Me” here.

Department of Developmental Services  

The Department of Developmental Services provides supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to enhance opportunities to become fully engaged members of their community.
Image credits:  "Lean on Me" video screenshot (Dougie's Team YouTube Channel)

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