Special Education and The Arts

In collaboration with the California Department of Education, the Alliance has brought together stakeholders and professionals in both Arts Education and Special Education from around the state, and is committed to exploring opportunities to promote and advance access to Arts Education within the Special Education system.

In offering educational accessibility and inclusion for all students, the arts should be a priority.  Because of the arts, students are more eager to go to school, stay in school, and feel good about their education and themselves.  The arts should play a role in supporting the academic success of all children.  Through this work, we hope to make more clear the unique path the arts offer for Special Education students, as well as promote better practices, understanding and awareness.