FACES AND PLACES: Emily Wangen
Published 09/20/2009, Grand Forks Herald
Emily Wangen's job is a perfect way to combine her love of music and of children with special needs
Emily Wangen, who has an associate of arts degree from Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., and a bachelor of arts in musical therapy from UND, started using her guitar and voice to help children with special needs when she was a paraprofessional at Kelly Elementary School in Grand Forks. She was working with students who were diagnosed with autism and some parents asked her if she could practice musical therapy with their children outside of the classroom.