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11/01/2022, Art for ALL! Get an Adapted Art Program Started in Your District

Date: 11/01/2022 Time: 04:00-5:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


Besides being a federal and state standard in the United States, authentic participation in art is essential to help students with disabilities develop skills in the areas of complex problem-solving, cognition, physical development, access methods, social skills, critical-thinking, agency, self expression, and literacy to name a few. Plus art is fun! This session will be packed full of fun adaptive art projects that are inclusive in design and full of opportunities to practice emergent and conventional literacy skills, creative usage of AAC supports and switch access. You will leave with ideas and resources to start an adapted art program in your school or district.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1- Describe at least 3 different art projects that are switch accessible and can be incorporated during classroom art activities.
2- List 3 methods for incorporating low and high tech AAC supports into classroom art activities.
3- Describe how emergent literacy strategies, math and science concepts can all be included in the design and implementation of an art unit.


Heidi G. Brislin, MS-OTR/L

Heidi is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist for the Special Education Technology Center,  Edmonds School District, and owns a private practice in Kingston, WA. Heidi has extensive experience in school-based practice, inpatient and outpatient adult rehab settings. She has degrees from Boston University and the University of Washington. Heidi is passionate about teaching teams to create authentic learning opportunities, improving literacy skills, switch access, power mobility and helping children become autonomous communicators. Heidi has presented nationally and throughout Washington.


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Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: