There are many ways in which art can be therapeutic. This short commentary features the perspectives of two young artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It explores their experiences and art through the lens of occupational therapy and occupational science, as well as how the role of art may be viewed from the perspective of a motivator for functional goals or a meaningful activity.
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.