I saw The Accountant starring Ben Affleck today and I must say that it is one of the most relatable films I have seen in recent years. The reason for this is because Ben Affleck plays someone who has high-functioning autism. As someone who has lived with autism all his life and serves as an […]
Besides trick or treating, Halloween provides a great opportunity to participate in some fun art and craft activities. Each of the craft activities provide multi-sensory opportunities. The following activities are items easily found around the home.
Halloween Coloring Pages-Several coloring sheets with a Halloween theme.
Halloween Lesson Ideas– A website that contains several lesson plan ideas
How to carve a pumpkin– A lesson plan with a step by step guide on carving a pumpkin
Lollipop Ghosts– Using lollipops to create an inexpensive treat
Mosaic Pumpkins– easy to make pumpkin design
Paper Plate Spiders– Create spiders using regular paper plates
Paper Plate Witch– Create a paper plate witch using your own hands
Pasta Skeleton– A skeleton made by gluing dried pasta on black paper
Pastel Spider Webs– Art lesson that focuses on lines, shapes and colors
Pumpkin Candleholder– An easy to make pumpkin candle holder
Trick or Treat Jug– Create a jack o’ lantern using a milk carton
Art therapy can give disabled adults a sense of personal accomplishment, whether they have a mental, physical or emotional disability. Art projects can help to improve a person’s outlook on life, give voice to unexpressed emotions — especially for those with developmental disabilities — or provide a way to make some extra money selling artistic works. When Pablo Picasso said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life,” he wasn’t just referring to art’s beholders, but those who create it as well. Click here for the rest of the story
Journal: Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies Submissions Due: 1st January 2017 Description: The Equity Studies program (at New College, University of Toronto) invites submissions for the next issue of Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies. Knots is a peer-reviewed journal that highlights high-calibre work by undergraduate students, and undergraduate alumni*, which moves […]