Writing poetry encourages creativity and self-expression. Poetry stirs the imagination and it is an excellent practice for strengthening writings skills, cultivating a strong vocabulary and learning to think outside the box. Here, participants at SEEDs for Autism created poetry to describe their favorite colors.
People on the autism spectrum often exhibit an intense focus on a particular area of interest. These affections may change over time, yet the level of enthusiasm remains the same. At SEEDs for Autism, we recognize that these passionate hobbies offer a level of comfort and stability to these unique individuals. From there, we can introduce new ideas and challenges to help our participants GROW. Daniel loves the animals of Africa, and during the creation of this blog post, he confidently stepped outside of his comfort zone. Apart from performing the technical skills of online research, typing, uploading images, adding categories and finding appropriate tags, Daniel opened his mind and created poems about his favorite animals.
On a world far from earth in a forest with trees taller than the mountains, rests a village of humans brought by a race of beings long ago. The people here have evolved to have much longer lifespans and have what some would call powers. Among them is boy about 14 or 15 years old loved by the village and all the living creatures that live on the world. This boy is me and this world is my home. The trees hold houses built into the trunks of the tallest trees. The sound of our music can be heard from miles away. I don’t age and I have a lot of friends. Life is peaceful and we get wild storms, though the trees protect us from the strong winds and lightning. Tonight is a rite of passage for me. It is how I get my name.
I stand at the end of a path that drops off into an endless darkness. A massive earthquake had caused the path ahead to fall into darkness below. Looking down I see broken pipes pouring water into the pit of endless shadow. A large rock falls away and falls into the dark abyss. I have been tasked with exploring the abyss – a job that is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Who knows what I will find… or if there is anything down there at all aside from the shadows.
Writing poetry encourages creativity and self-expression. Poetry stirs the imagination and helps us grow emotionally and intellectually as we examine our thoughts and feelings in a symbolic way. Here, the participants at SEEDs for Autism use poetry to celebrate the coming of Spring!
Writing poetry encourages creativity and self-expression. Poetry stirs the imagination and helps us grow emotionally and intellectually as we examine our thoughts and feelings in a symbolic way. For Valentine’s Day, the participants at SEEDs for Autism explore what LOVE means to them by describing this powerful and complex emotion through the window of their own senses.