Swathi Swaminathan, Aviva Altschuler, Lynn Hasher, & Kelly Murphy
Arts-based recreation for older adults can stimulate memory and make people feel good. This commentary highlights an online, visual arts platform that can be accessed by computer or tablet. ArtontheBrain can help older adults connect with their communities as part of aging well.
Mary Boulos & Conor Sheridan
Where does creativity fit in the field of rehabilitation science? The rehabINK team and illustrators in the Biomedical Communications Program at the University of Toronto have partnered to share their thoughts.
Alexandra Thompson & Cori Snow
This article explores creative therapies in rehabilitation. The Creative Works Studio (CWS) provides an example of creative therapies in mental illness and/or addiction rehabilitation. Although founded by an occupational therapist, the CWS has recently lost direct occupational therapy involvement. This article advocates for the inclusion of occupational therapists in programs like the CWS.
Tania Ruiz-Chapman & Rebecca Renwick
‘Pathways to Belonging’ is a qualitative research project that uses an arts-based methodology, called socio-spatial mapping, to study how young adults (YA) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) come to feel and experience a sense of belonging. It aims to uncover the contexts and conditions that foster and promote a sense of belonging for YA with IDD.