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Please note, some items contain out of date language.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.


ABLE Assembly Conference Session Materials

Portrayal of People with Disabilities by the Media: Current Realities and New Possibilities, The, Larry Rothstein

Mindfulness for Children with Exceptionalities: Linking Research and Teaching, Sheila Scott

It's a Wonderful World: With Music the Arts Making Life Better for All, Stephen Shore

Song in Everything: Using Musical Improvisation to Empower Diverse Learners, Timothy Simmons

Sing to Say, Neil Smolar

Legally Yours: The Child Find Mandate, Elise Sobol

From Monograph to International Movement: Music Assisted Learning Across the Life Span for Students with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders, Elise S. Sobol

Feeling Lost in a Sea of Accommodations, Elisabeth Staal

Music Education and Performance for People with Learning Disabilities, David Stanley


Making Arts Programming Accessible, Kaileigh Anne Tayek

Inclusive Bands: Creating Music Together, Shirley Winner

Yoda- The Youth Orchestra with Different Abilities, Sofija Zlatanova


Linking Music, Language, and Literacy: Using Research to Create an Inclusive Music Classroom Accessible to Diverse Learners, Jennifer Zuk, Kathleen Gallagher, and Jessica Wyton