Crafts aimed at Asian fam­i­lies

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Asian fam­i­lies with spe­cial needs chil­dren are be­ing in­vited to join a spe­cial craft­ing em­pow­er­ment project.

The Asian Fam­ily Autism sup­port group is run­ning the artis­tic project called Cre­ative Em­pow­er­ment for the Asian Com­mu­nity.

The project is in­ten- ded to in­tro­duce and pro­mote crafts to the wider Asian dis­abil­ity com­mu­nity. It is hoped this fo­cus on crafts will in turn strengthen com­mu­nity net­works and help pro­mote dis­abil­ity aware­ness.

The project is open to any Asian fam­ily with a spe­cial needs child, not just those with autism.

Or­gan­is­ers are keen to hear from fam­i­lies who would like to par­tic­i­pate in the project.

The crafts are be­ing taught and prac­tised at a work­shop held the last Mon­day of each month (ex­clud­ing school hol­i­days) at the Wil­son Cen­tre in Taka- puna, from 10am to noon. The next meet­ing will be on May 27.

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