Creative Circle, an organization for children with autism, has been creating fun, inclusive, creative names for kids and families for more than a decade.
The name was created in response to the widespread concern about children being labeled “creative” or being bullied.
Creative circles allow kids to express their creativity through fun games, activities and creative writing.
They also help to create a sense of community in a small group.
“Our name was chosen for two reasons,” the organization says.
“First, it was chosen by the children’s social worker for their social skills, and second, it has become a powerful name for children who have experienced exclusion and bullying.”
Creative Circle created the name after several of their participants in the autism community shared stories of being labeled creative or not good enough.
The names also offer a way to express the idea of a community, they say.
“We want to inspire children to express themselves with their creative talent and creativity.”
Children who are labeled creative can be referred to as creative or creative edge, or can be used as a noun or adjective.
But they are also eligible for special attention from their family or carers.
The creative circle’s mission statement reads: “To create the life that children deserve by creating experiences that will enable them to feel loved and valued.”
The word creative has a long history in the arts and has come to refer to both art and craft.
The word originated in the early 1500s when it was used to refer specifically to people with the talent of creating.
Artists, including the French sculptor Georges Seurat, also used the word to refer only to people who could create art.
The term came to the attention of children with developmental disabilities around the world, including children in France, Belgium and the United States.
The organization says the term has come a long way over the years.
“It’s become part of the vocabulary of the autism world, and it’s become an umbrella term for kids,” the executive director of Creative Circle tells ABC News.
“They’re being identified as artists and they’re being celebrated as artists.”
The creative circle was started in 2006 and currently operates in eight countries.
The first children with the autism spectrum disorder were diagnosed in the United Kingdom in 2001.
It’s one of the most common types of autism, according to the Autism Society of America.
The organization encourages people to “talk to your children about their autism, and how they can be creative and enjoy life.”