21 Songs That May Help People With Autism

When it comes to Autism, almost all parents and caregivers for children with Autism have heard about Music Therapy. Music, like we know, transcends borders and languages, it’s more of a feeling than a performance. People with Autism can experience overwhelming sensory stimulus due to various reasons like a crowded room, a loud TV, strong smells and aromas, fluorescent lighting etc. Music has been professionally used to help calm individuals with sensory overload, however, sometimes it can make matters worse, hence, it is important that you consult a specialist and also ask your loved ones with ASD if playing a particular song is helping them or not. The following list of songs is a compilation and extraction from The Mighty’s Blog. They asked Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) readers what music they prefer listening to when experiencing sensory overload and this is the list they got. We hope that these might help you or your loved ones.



  • Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole


  • Twenty one pilots: Ride (Video)


  • Sesame Street: Sings “What I Am”


  • You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash with June Carter


  • Sara Bareilles – Gravity (Alex & Sierra cover)


  • “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

  • Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata (FULL)

  • “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons


  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift


  • “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve


  • 311 – Amber


  • “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars


  • “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers


  • “Bliss” by Muse


  • “Shackles (Praise You)” by Mary Mary


  • “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of the Bay” by Otis Redding


  • Cynthia Fee – Thank You For Being A Friend (Golden Girls Theme)


  • “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley


  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler


  • “Hallelujah” by Panic! At The Disco


  • “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON



Let us know what made it to your playlist and also throw in some suggestions, if you think we are missing out on some tracks, we’d love to know about them in the comments section below.


  1. Nice information….thanks.

    Yeah …It’s true that music plays a vital role and if projected properly then it could change the game. Please see my autistic son playing some songs.

    Or just search in youtube ‘akymurty piano’


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