Linda, what you do is a real blessing and a joy for these people. So much better than giving them coloring book-type pictures to color in: that makes me crazy!What a wonderful sense of satisfaction for you!xoR
Speaking from my experiences with kids with autism, the activity of painting and observing is vital. This last summer, I worked with a boy who threw water into the air at the outdoor sprinklers, carefully watching the way the thrown water looped and sparkled. It suddenly occurred to me that he (he is non-verbal and behaviorally challenged) was making art! He was making temporary, sparkling shapes in the air with water! I wished I had a speedy camera to record the shapes....he did this over and over again.
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