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Read featured article Building an Inviting Atmosphere Through Inclusive Live Theatre: From “I Can’t” to “We Will” by Brad Walkenhorst, PhD.

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Our Mission

  • Advocate for arts education for individuals with exceptionalities. 
  • Advance experiences with visual and performing arts for individuals with exceptionalities. 
  • Foster collaboration among special educators, arts educators, arts therapists, and national arts education organizations. 
  • Promote a professional community of educators in the fields of visual and performing arts education, arts therapy, and community arts organizations who work with individuals with exceptionalities. 
  • Encourage research about and disseminate information related to exemplary arts education for individuals with exceptionalities.

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Article Use: Feel free to reprint our articles, but please give credit to the authors and to DARTS. The content is to be printed in its entirety; additions, deletions or changes in the text, title or illustrations may not be made.

Citations Format:  Author's Last Name and initials. Title of article. Reprinted from the DARTS website (date), https://darts.exceptionalchildren.org. Photo Credits: Posted photos courtesy of Burst, Pexels, Pixabay, and/or Unsplash free stock photos. 

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