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Please note, some items contain out of date language.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

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


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

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