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Dance Therapy

Arts 4 Us Specialty Group

Arts 4 Us at the Orakei Community Centre is an art therapy programme for school age children on the Autism Spectrum or with related disorders, such as ADHD or a developmental delay. The programme is designed to support social skills and emotional literacy through art making. This program combines the arts accessibility of the popular drop-in ‘Arts 4 Us’ programme, with the individualised therapeutic support and small group size of the ‘STARS’ programme.

For an initial free assessment to see if the Arts 4 Us Specialty Group is right for your child, email

Arts 4 Mums

Are you drained from caring for a child with special needs?

The group sessions begin with a relaxed and fun movement warm up, and then focus on a period of art making, with a variety of art materials. The focus is less on technical skill and more on creative expression, exploration and fun.

The sessions are facilitated by a Registered Arts Therapist.

Mapaura Studios

Mapaura Studios is a creative space offering innovative art programmes for people of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with diverse needs are provided for. The sessions provide a learning process in visual arts education especially orientated to the requirements and circumstances of our artists; they also promote and encourage self-development through the vehicle of creative expression.