Increasing the creativity of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through making handicrafts from paper waste

1* R. Lestari, R. Yuniati, T. Nuraini, Sitaresmi, H. S. Pangestu, R. M. Fani, Q. G. Fadhilah, D. Purwanti, A. Said, F.R. Budiman

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Abstract:

Nowadays, the number of children with autism that economically cannot support their self is relatively high. It happens because they lack of creativity to do something which can fulfil their financial needs. In addition, there is no enough facility which can improve their skill and independence. One of the ways to improve their skill is increase creativity by making the handicrafts. Therefore, community engagement Universitas Indonesia team organized the workshop for children with autism to learn how to make some handicrafts from paper waste. This workshop can be a place to upgrade their creativity, self-confidence, and independence. There were 21 participants from Rumah Terapi Putra Fitri foundation and Rumah Autis Bekasi foundation were joined the workshop. All of the participant interest and can make various handicraft by themselves.

Keywords:

autism, creativity, handicraft, paper waste

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueSpecial Issue 2
Pages311-315