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Please note, some items contain out of date language.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




Universal Behavior Supports for a Diverse Classroom, Samantha Davis


How the Guitar Elective Can Be the Most Inclusive Class, Sarah Fard


Differentiated Instruction and Inclusion, Vicki LaRiccia


PhD Project- Enquiry and Analysis: Dyslexia and Academic Confidence, Middlesex University


Adapting Arts Curriculum for Students with Special Needs, Lisa Pierce-Goldstein

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

ABLE Arts Resource Center: Online Resources to Reach Every Student, The, Rhoda Bernard, Yamil Suarez, and Jenée Force

Assessing Inclusive Teaching Practices, Mia Branco

Composition of Community: Tools and Strategies for Inclusive Education Settings, Heather Bryce and Gowri Savoor

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

Occupational Therapy, Nadia Castagna and Leah Gregoire

Early Childhood Music for Students with Special Needs, Nadia Castagna and Miles Wilcox


Spinning the Spectrum: How a world-traveling DJ and a Dallas Speech Pathologist developed a new spin on how to help neurodiverse people navigate a neurotypical world., Jay Clipp and Courtney Willis

Creating Spaces So Everyone Can Participate, Rebecca Cokley


Play on: Gamification as Differentiation, Andrea Davis

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


Music Literacy: Who Are We Including?, Sara Fard

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

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