Different and connected: More inclusive arts activities for kids of all abilities

Arts groups and public institutions see the arts as a way to help children of different abilities learn to enjoy the arts as well as one another's company

Five-year-old Eden Eyok looks forward to Tuesday afternoons, when he can stack blocks or play with coloured tiles at Playeum, a children's centre for creativity.

Tuesday afternoons at Playeum are free entry for children with special needs. More important to Eden's parents is the fact that these afternoons allow their son, who has autism spectrum disorder, to interact on an equal footing with children his own age.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2019, with the headline 'Different and connected'. Print Edition | Subscribe