Five Tips for Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology to Support the Art Making Processes of Nonverbal Students with Autism

By Maude Wiltshire The art classroom can be a welcoming and productive learning environment for nonverbal students with autism. But in order for every student to find success and joy in creating art, we must first equip art educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to support the art making process. These tips can help … Continue reading Five Tips for Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology to Support the Art Making Processes of Nonverbal Students with Autism

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Five Tips for Running a Successful Digital Media Program with Students with Disabilities

By Celia Hughes There are many free and low cost media apps that provide engaging formats to help equalize a student with a disability‚Äôs experience with their typical peers when making visual art, animation, movies, and music. For instance, iMovie is good for students who have some experience with digital storytelling, and iMovie Trailer is … Continue reading Five Tips for Running a Successful Digital Media Program with Students with Disabilities

Digital Storytelling Program Empowers Students with Disabilities

At the Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC), a year-long program in technology, arts, and inclusive leadership training offered youth with disabilities an opportunity to use digital storytelling as a tool for self-empowerment. The program, held quarterly from October 2016-August 2017, taught high school juniors and seniors fundamentals of art, video production, and self-advocacy. … Continue reading Digital Storytelling Program Empowers Students with Disabilities