Commentary on “Exploring the impact of an arts-based, day options program for young adults with intellectual disabilities” (Darragh et al., 2016): Arts, research, and connections
Taylor & Francis
School of Arts and Humanities
Darragh et al.'s research article explores the work of "Tutti Arts", a multi-arts program for people with intellectual disabilities in Adelaide, South Australia. tutti provides opportunities for young adults to create visual art or participate in drama or theatre with coaching from professionally qualified artists; it also facilitates wider social inclusion in arts and cultural activities and an inclusive community choir for people with and without intellectual disabilities. The article reports on research into the perceived impact that participation in Tutti has had on the social and emotional wellbeing of five young people with intellectual disabilities.