Examines some factors contributing to the success of art as a therapeutic tool with children with autism and considers some reasons why art is not more in evidence in schools. Considers benefits of art therapy and the role of art education as part of the British National Curriculum. Outlines the skills that experienced teachers of children with autism can bring to the therapeutic setting. Offers suggestions for future research. (Author/KB)
Special Issue on: "Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders."