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Elizabeth Staal



Download the Assembly Session Video (106 KB)

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Download Article (53 KB)

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ABLE Assembly Conference Session Materials


Definitions of inclusion; Social inclusion; Physical inclusion

ABLE Arts Resource Center Terms

ABLE Arts Resource Center; ABLE Assembly; Multiple Disabilities; Arts Education; Elementary School(K-6); Middle School (6-8); High School (9-12); Higher Education; Adult Education; Ableism; Equity; Inclusion

Secondary File Notes

Documentation 1 contains a link to a Jamboard example. Documentation 2 contains a transcript of the presentation. Zip file contains presentation slides, article, and documentation files.

What Does Inclusion Truly Look Like, and Who Gets to Decide?



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