Say It With Clay is a non-profit organization. Our
mission is to help people with diverse special needs benefit from the therapeutic
power of clay. Revealed through a level of relaxation, this process creates pride,
success and motivation for healing.
Say It With Clay utilizes a hands-on therapeutic approach using clay to offer clients
effective alternative channels for communication.
Clay Helps Give Someone a Voice
My 14-year-old son Steven, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, attends a special needs
school. He has also been attending clay sessions with Abbie Gray and Hollis
Citron for over a year. Not only is this a great joy for Steven, but it is
beneficial to him in so many ways. Working with the clay is wonderful, creative,
soothing and therapeutic. It makes Steven feel great in terms of sensory input
and creative output. We have his incredible clay creations all over our home
and have received extensive praise from family and friends. This makes Steven
feel so proud. His self-esteem is very fragile and his positive sense
of accomplishment is so critical for him. Hollis and Abbie help to guide Steven
if he's "stuck, while still enabling him to spread his wings".
This has been very freeing for a child who is incredibly stressed with structures
and demands he faces in the rest of his life.
National Board Member and Local Chapter Coordinator Camden / Burlington
Asperger Syndrom Education Network, Inc.
University of the Arts