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Opening Doors for People with Autism through the Arts

The purpose of the project was to include adults with autism in a program using the arts to increase opportunities for social interaction and to expand the participants’ repertoires of self-expression. Activities included visual arts, music, movement, and photography lessons. The program, run by Lesley University, afforded people labeled with autism and typical adults, including graduate and undergraduate students, to interact together in a university setting while participating in learning about the arts.