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Please note, some items contain out of date language.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

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


SingAbility: Inclusive & Elemental, Ardelle Ries and Roger Admiral


Homage à R. Murray Schafer: The SingAble Elements Fire Earth Water Air, Ardelle Ries, Roger Admiral, and Thomas Merklinger

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

The Power of Play: Effective Strategies for Teaching Drama to Learning Challenged Populations, Shea Schatell

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

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

Milestones: How We Made a Digital Orchestra and Flew It from Scotland to Singapore, Peter Sparkes

Feeling Lost in a Sea of Accommodations, Elisabeth Staal


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

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

Quick Tips for Inclusive & Equitable Visual Arts Instruction, Lauren Stichter and Amanda Newman-Godfrey


Making Arts Programming Accessible, Kaileigh Anne Tayek


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

Using the Camera to Empower Students, Jessica Wallach

Disability Objectification in Media, Miles Wilcox


Representation and Diversity in the General Music Classroom, Miles Wilcox