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Please note, some items contain out of date language.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

Exploring the Teaching Strategies and Techniques Used by Music Teachers of Students with Autism, Tomas Marquez

Blending Music and Art with Evidence-Based Practices: An Arts Education model for Students with Severe Disabilities, Kayla McLaughlin


RockOnMusicSchool Student Survey: Measuring Success, David Meyers and Marlene Markard

From Sound to Symbol: Using Devised Notation and Composition in an Inclusive Music Classroom, Sarah Perry

Technology and Music Education What Does Literature Say?, Lisa Pierce-Goldstein

Learning Disabilities in Higher Education: Musical Timing Deficits and Remediation Strategies, Sara Raviotta

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

Arts-Based Education: Key to Success, Elise Sobol

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

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


Collaborative Initiatives for Mindful Education Through the Arts in Inclusive Classroom Environments, Shannon Vogel, Sheila Scott, and Bobbi Schaminee


Music for All: Developing Music Instruction for Students with Higher Support Needs, Brian Wagner-Yeung

Engaging All Learners: Tools and Techniques to Reach Different Types of Learners in the Music Classroom, Brian J. Wagner-Yeung

Making Connections: Using Repertoire to Enhance the Social-Emotional Needs of All Students, Brian J. Wagner-Yeung

Making Musical Connections: String Orchestra for Special Learners, Brian J. Wagner-Yeung


Representation and Diversity in the General Music Classroom, Miles Wilcox


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