As parents of a child with special needs, we at the Co2-Art team have become involved in a non-profit organization seeking to enhance the services for children and adults with special needs in our particular community.
At the present time, our special needs community is developing its organizational strategy. Interestingly, we have found great conceptual parallels between this work and the eco-art movement.
The overt commonalities would be things like projects that would be shared by both endeavors, such as creating mosaics with discarded ceramics.
Other interesting angles include the long-term economic benefit to society of investing in either of these fields. More on this later.