Resources for Teaching Students with Special Needs

heather fountain bookDifferentiated Instruction in Art
By Heather L. R. Fountain

Differentiated instruction has become increasingly important in classrooms across the country, and now the theories, ideas, and best practices are made available to the art specialist! Bring your teaching to a whole new level as PAEA member, Dr. Heather L. R. Fountain guides you through her own journey of incorporating effective methods into practice in the artroom.
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 NAEA SNAESpecial Needs Art Education (SNAE) Established 2001 as a special interest group in the National Art Education Association

PAEA SNAEPAEA Special Needs in Art Education  – A community of Pennsylvania Art Educators creating and using tools to engage all learners in the art room.


nadc-masthead-bannerThe National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.


kennedy centerVSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities

proudly presents a unique opportunity for student-artists with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington D.C.!.


pullinIn Design Meets Disability, Graham Pullin shows us how design and disability can inspire each other.


differenceIncluding Difference, Michelle Kraft and Karen Keifer-Boyd Strategies for the inclusion of individuals who experience moderate to severe disabilities into the art class community in a fully participatory way. 


 autismUnderstanding Students With Autism Through ArtBeverly Levett Gerber and Julia Kellman This book, written for preservice teachers and for practitioners in the field, shares the expertise of professionals from the fields of art education, special education, art therapy, museum education, and medical research.