The existing model of SF has been catering to learning milestones in children with developmental disabilities who are denied learning access in schools. Meeting the needs of disabled young people is a three-way responsibility between institutions
available for all children, disability services and the community. Therapies available for children with disabilities are looking at Therapy only as treatment and often dismiss its potential to co-create learning spaces for children.
Arts Based Therapy is the evidence-based use of multi-art forms that encompasses music, drama, dance, play, fine arts, imagination and story-telling to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Arts based therapy
enhances development through the deliberate combination and involvement of both body and mind. This unique approach holistically addresses all the critical dimensions of development namely cognition, behaviour and social skills.
The methodology of ABT used by us with children/adults with developmental disabilities over the years has shown quantifiable results and created receptive environments that are lacking in the city today. "In 2014-15, we worked with 170
children through direct and weekly interventions and with 400 children through Indirect Interventions in schools and other receptive environments.