Understanding Disabilities through Children's Art

Full Exhibit Art Booklet

Art is a window into the world of a child with a challenge


Walk into the first floor of the Garland School of Social Work, and you will find a hall full of beautiful art made by the hands of children. In this exhibit, you are invited into the perceptions of the artists. The artists in this exhibit are all children with different intellectual or physical disabilities which can be a challenge in school and with their ability to relate to other children. When you walk with them and see the world through their eyes, it is our hope that your own children can reach out to them and possibly be their friends. The hearts of children with intellectual or physical disabilities want the same basic things and struggle with the same things as any other child; they just do so with a specific challenge, whether that is Down syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, Deafness, Seizure Disorder, Dyslexia, and Autism.

Root Boy

The Garland School of Social Work has produced the document above (full art booklet), walking patrons through the art exhibit that hangs in our downtown building. GSSW faculty participants included Dr. Jim Ellor and Ms. Becky Bell Scott. Student participants were: Michelle Acas, Diona Cortez, Julie Coston, Katreva DuPont, Kay Dunlap, Melissa Erb, Aide Felix, Celia Feller, Crystal Graham, Jasmine McGregor, Sheena Moore, Sasha Roskos, Anthony Stewart, Biak Sung. The pictures shown here are just a sampling of the art in the exhibit. Click the link above to learn more!