Imagine not being able to express yourself - your wants, your needs, your choices, your dreams, your abilities - and relying on the assistance of others for simple, everyday tasks. Imagine living a predictable, routine life in an uncooperative body. This is the daily experience for our residents and the driving force behind our innovative Art Therapy program. Through our five art therapy centers, our residents are provided with a unique means of expressing themselves - through art and exploration - while expanding their senses and learning new concepts and skills. Our focus is to educate the community at large that persons who experience severe and profound mental retardation are incredibly gifted and that they can and do create beautiful, expressive pieces of art.