The arts can have a profound effect on people of all ages, from offering an emotional outlet to
allowing young people to have their voices heard. Dance, music, visual art, theater and even
cooking are all wonderful ways to get creative and learn to relax, boost self-esteem and make
social connections that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Playing a musical instrument can even
help a child learn about math and reading concepts in a new way, which is why getting a child
with a disability involved in the arts is so rewarding.