Art Therapy and Autism

Art therapy is designed to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe and facilitating environment.

In practice, an art therapist will encourage an individual with autism to express him or herself using appropriate art forms, such as drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, or video production.

Supporters of art therapy believe 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.

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14 Jun 2018