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Please note, some items contain out of date language.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




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


Inexpensive Options for Access, Marian Vessels


Children with Exceptionalities, NAfME


Arts for All Abilities Consortium: Resources, Stephen Yaffe

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

Modifying and Adapting Music Education Curriculum for Students with High Support Needs, Nadia Castagna

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

Secondary Instrumental Music Inclusion, Julie Duty

Rethinking Language: Exhaustive Translation in Dance as an Inclusive Creative Tool in Dance Education, Sydney Erlikh and Silva Laukkanen

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

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

Call to Action: Disabled Parents in the Arts, Fran Flaherty and Ruth Fabby

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

Easy as Zip! Zap! Zop! Differentiating, Accommodating, and Modifying Theater Instruction for Students with Autism, Jenna Gabriel

Share Your Passion: The Road to Transformative Student Experience, Adam Golberg

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