There are many fiber arts options available to fit the needs of your participants and their needs. Social issues can be addressed in a fiber arts circle or working together on a weaving or quilting project. Physical rehabilitation can be tailored to fit the injury or other need. Memory, focus and sharpness can be assisted with any of the options that the clients fine motor skills or creative tastes choose. A sense of community can be fostered with the integration of the person or group with others who do not have a disability or diagnosis, doing something 'normal' or typical can be self affirming.
Knitting can be done on two needles, with a variety of loom styles or even on the fingers or arms. Crochet is done with a hook that can be modified for grip differences. Weaving is very accessible in that looms can be a large as a room or as small as a postage stamp and very portable as well. Tatting is done with a small 'shuttle' and requires quite fine motor and visual skills. Nalebinding was used by the Vikings and is done with a large eyed needle and is a series of knots created usually around the thumb. Kumohimo is an ancient Japanese way of creating cord, this can be strung with beads before or after working. Macrame is also gaining popularity and can be simple or complex depending on the participants ability.
There is a wide variety of items that can be created via the fiber arts to fit the participants needs and abilities. Simple to complex, bold to gentle it can all be included in a fiber arts centered therapy program.