Founded in 2000, Arts For Healing is a unique, nurturing community-based center that enables individuals with learning and developmental disabilities to improve the quality of their lives through music and creative arts therapy. A not-for-profit organization in New Canaan, Connecticut, Arts For Healing, serves special needs children, adolescents and adults, and their families, in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Using interactive and enriching artistic experiences, Arts For Healing seeks to enhance clients‟ communication skills, attention span, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, and language development.
Arts For Healing also promotes clients‟ identity development. The continuous act of creating something new through music and the creative arts enables individuals at any age to constantly re-examine themselves and the reality they inhabit at that particular time. This new self-concept and understanding is the key to a positive relationship between the student’s internal and external worlds. As students progress, their renewed awareness and self-confidence is carried with them into their family relationships, school settings, and community.