According to the American Art Therapy Association, "art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight."
For children and adults with autism, it can be a wonderful way to open up doors to expression.
Like the art he creates, Seth has a brain that allows him to collect a variety of details and construct it in a unique way. He is able to absorb an inordinate amount of information about things that inspire him most: lightbulbs, collections of sticks, push pins.
He has a sixth sense about those around him and is deeply in-tuned their experience of the world. Seth greets newcomers with a creative gift to help them feel welcome. His personal gallery is on display at his school.
Evan explores his creative side with art. From choosing the colors to inventing the designs, he shows a great interest in painting. Evan displays tremendous imagination with the color pallets he chooses and a vision for the pictures he creates.
Evan has a natural gift for the fine arts which shines through his innovative masterpieces.