The CBDP is extremely grateful to The Waterloo Foundation for providing funding to explore the value of drumming as an intervention in neuroscience. Phase 1 funding has enabled a ‘proof of concept’ study to be undertaken, which showed positive changes in brain plasticity following drumming practice. This research was published in the prestigious neuroscience journal ‘Cerebral Cortex’ in 2016. The release of Phase 2 funding has enabled a unique drumming based study to be undertaken with young autistic adults. Findings are planned to be released in 2019.