What Makes FAR Different
FAR offers a wide range of programming options drawing from the fields of art therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy in order to provide clients the approach that best meets their needs.
There are many options available to people with special needs, but few provide creative arts and recreation therapy.
Unlike education on a particular subject, at FAR, the focus is less about the subject study, and more on the client’s development. In other words, at FAR, the subject of study is the means; achieving therapeutic results is the real goal. FAR’s therapists awaken our clients’ interests and skillfully nurture them to reach their full potential as individuals, as teammates, as family members and as members of the larger community.
This is also different than many more specialized traditional therapies, which focus on improving performance in one particular area (e.g., physical, occupational, speech, etc.). While such therapies are critically important—and many FAR clients participate in them as well—they are fundamentally different. FAR’s therapists harness the power of creative arts and recreation to nurture the development of the whole person to:
Many of our clients and their families and caregivers tell us they had all but given up until they found FAR.