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Please note, some items contain out of date language. The phrase “special needs” is no longer in current use within the BIAAE. We know that language is no substitute for action, but we hope this change will reflect our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for the communities we serve.




Paraprofessionals: Gatekeepers of Authentic Art Production, Julie Causton-Theoharis and Corrie Burdick


Time for the Universal Right to Education: Back to Basics [with Response], A, Marcia H. Rioux, Paula C. Pinto, and Len Barton



Program Access in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Ray Bloomer and John Wodatch


Transition Planning: The Dynamic Process for Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Carole Fraser, Cheri Murdoch, and John Wodach


Connecting All People to "Places:" Content and Design Considerations for App Accessibility, Michele Hartley and John Tobiason


Part Two: Sensory-Programs at Work, Roger Ideishi and Jan Wintrol


Experience Preference Theory as a New Way to Understand and Respond to Diversity, Andrew J. Pekarik


Two Tickets Please!, Betty Siegel


Inexpensive Options for Access, Marian Vessels


Children with Exceptionalities, NAfME

ABLE Assembly Conference Session Materials

Music Inclusion for All, Adrian Anantawan

Long Island Children's Museum: Access and Inclusion, Beth Anne Balalaos

Teaching Art to Diverse Students with Disabilities, Jasmine Begeske

Emelyne Bingham: Keynote Presentation, Emelyne Bingham

Assessing Inclusive Teaching Practices, Mia Branco

Early Childhood Music for Students with Special Needs, Nadia Castagna and Miles Wilcox

Creating Spaces So Everyone Can Participate, Rebecca Cokley

Figure On Diversity: Benefits of Life Drawing and Representation in Arts Education, Angela DeCarlis

Stretching Aesthetics, Shifting Pedagogies: Practical Strategies for Engaging Music Learners with Profound Disabilities, Ryan Michael Evans


Music Literacy: Who Are We Including?, Sara Fard

Teaching Music Literacy Through the Guitar Elective: A Differentiated Approach, Sarah Fard

Critical Disability Studies: Implications for Justice-Oriented Arts Education, Jenna Gabriel

The Importance of Anti-Ableist Perspectives in Preservice Art Education: A Post-Session Interview with Jenna Gabriel and Anh Ha, Jenna Gabriel and Ahn Ha

Teaching is Activism! Implementing the Arts as catalyst to accessing a deeper understanding of equity and our universal interconnectedness, Adam Goldberg


Using Design Examples in Arts Courses as On-Going Advocacy for Inclusion in Art and Design Teaching and Projects, Samantha Goss