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Jamie Hill is oblivious to those around her as the class chatter ebbs and flows according to how successful her fellow students are while working on their various art projects.

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Art is therapy for special needs children

A frightening mask, a splash of colors, an insightful teacher and a chance to create helped John Agent connect to an ancient heritage — and find joy in school. But he’s just one of the Payson School District’s group of special needs kids who have found that art helps them fit into a group, while standing out creatively.


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