Lydia Royeen, MOT, OTR/L
Arts of Life is an innovative, Chicago-based day program where artists with and without disabilities have the opportunity to participate in artwork. It was created out of an identified need for individuals with a developmental disability to foster community engagement in artistic endeavors. Arts of Life has its foundation in four core values: inspiring artistic expression, building community, promoting self-respect, and developing independence. It bases its programming on these values, which help to maintain a collective environment that promotes artistic freedom for all individuals.
Royeen, L. (2016). Arts of Life: A Place for Artists to Participate and Engage. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1285