Autistic Kids and Creativity

To raise an autistic child is not often comfortable–sometimes it can be really rough. But I live by the saying, “You can only lose if you give up!”

A close friend and a mom to an autistic boy has recently started series of creative workshops for autistic children. After 13 years of searching for activities of this kind in the cultural mecca of Prague, she decided to start her own and inspire other parents (not only parents of autistic children). As an artist and arhcitect herself, she wanted to explore how creativity can help autistic children with self-expression and communication.

The first workshop in a series focused on working with lighting and creating lighting objects and scuptures. This was a creative medium she and her son enjoyed together for few years already, so she felt comfortable sharing it with others.

I interviewed her about the process and experience and would like to share with other parents-see the article here.

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