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President's Message (January 2024)

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Happy New Year DARTS Members!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are feeling energized for the new year! I am including some exciting information about DARTS for the New Year!

A big welcome to our NEWEST members of DARTS:

Elizabeth Mackie & Sedigheh Fathollahzadeh

Welcome to our new and elected DARTS Board Members for 2024:

Treasurer: Michael Dunn (2024-2025)

President Elect: Janet Knighten (March 17, 2024-2025)

Representative Assembly: Juliann Dorff and Jen Smith (November 7, 2023- 2025)


CEC 2024 Convention

The next CEC convention will be held in in San Antonio, Texas (March 13-16, 2024). 

Early bird registration ends 10/26/23

More information about submitting can be found here:


The Journal of the Arts and Special Education (JASE)

Volume 3, issue 1 of JASE is available for download here:

The cover of JASE features artwork by 10-year-old Elizabeth “Ellie” Oberholtzer, titled, Tropical Trio and three fabulous articles that highlight the various ways the arts intersect with special education to include and support people with disabilities in meaningful ways:

  • Culturally Sustaining Math Word Problem Instruction with Hip-Hop Story Schemas Cook, Taylor, Hughes, Deau  
  •  Multisensory Adaptations: Creating Art with Students Who Are Blind and Low Vision Begeske, Walsh, Miranda
  •  Engaging Community Partners to Enrich Preschoolers Learning Experiences with Dramatic Inquiry Farrand, Oakes, Deeg, Jaworksi, Leon

The journal is now published in collaboration with Purdue University. The journal website is under construction. Look for updates and an open call for submissions to JASE for 2024.

Please email me if you would like to get involved in DARTS:

Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and happy 2024,

Katie Farrand
DARTS, President


Posted:  8 January, 2024
Author: Katie Farrand

President of DARTS Division   

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