The Arts

The Association for Theatre and Accessibility  promotes accessibility for audience members as well as artists, and advocate for appropriate casting and representation of individuals with disabilities. Connected with the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dancing Wheels  Attached to the Cleveland Ballet Company
Institute on Disability Culture  Promoting pride in the history, activities, and cultural identity of individuals with disabilities throughout the world.
Kaleidoscope: International Magazine of Literature, Fine Arts, and Disability  This bi-annual magazine examines the experience of disability through fine arts. This publication expresses the experience of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, health care professionals, and society as a whole. United Disability Services, 701 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44311. Telephone: (330) 762-9755.
National Arts and Disability Center  Dedicated to promoting full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual-, performing-, media-, and literary- arts communities. The NADC is the administrative home for The Association for Theatre and Accessibility (see above). Funded by Administration on Developmental Disabilities and supported by University of California at Los Angeles.
NATIONAL DISABILITY ARTS FORUM  NDAF provides the latest national and international news in the field of Disability arts, contacts, services, links and artwork.
National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD)  NIAD operates a creative visual arts center for adults with disabilities and serves as a model for other centers who wish to provide individuals with disabilities with enriching experiences in the visual arts. NIAD has published The Freedom to Create, which is widely used to help teachers teach art to students of all ages. It has also published The Creative Spirit, a collection of works by NIAD artists, and Art & Disabilities, a directory of art centers for people with disabilities. NIAD can respond to requests for information about and referral to local programs.
VSA arts (formerly Very Special Arts)  , an international non profit organization celebrating the power of the arts have made in the lives of individuals with disabilities. In collaboration with The Association for Theatre and Accessibility, puts on Art & Soul, An International Celebration of Arts, Disability and Culture  May 27 through May 30, 2000, Los Angeles, California.

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