Boston, with Virtual Conference options available, April 19th – 21st, 2024, with the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs in Boston. * The ABLE Assembly is a professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and individuals with disabilities, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, explore new research, and learn from each other.
Synchronous sessions will be live-captioned and American sign language–interpreted. Asynchronous sessions will be captioned.
* Keynote presenters include the following:
- Hannah Berube is a musician and educator whose work in the classroom and on the stage has focused on access and inclusivity in the arts. In addition to teaching K-2 music in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Berube is on the faculties of Smith College, Clark University, and Greenwood Music Camp. She has worked alongside students, musicians, and educators in a variety of settings to cocreate inclusive arts spaces. Berube performs with and serves on the leadership council of the New England Repertory Orchestra, an “inclusive symphony orchestra, born in our times”.
- Stephen Tonti is a cofounder of Attention Different, a company dedicated to ADHD advocacy, mental health education, and creative content pertaining to ADHD. Tonti has a TEDx Talk called “Attention Different, Not Deficit” with over 3 million views, and has been interviewed on a slew of podcasts and edutainment channels (ADHD reWired, MasterClass, How to ADHD, ADDitude Magazine, etc.).
- Lydia X. Z. Brown founded and led The Autistic People of Color Fund, and created and curates Bearing Witness, Demanding Freedom, the Living Archive and Repository of the Judge Rotenberg Center’s Abuses. Brown teaches as an adjunct lecturer and core faculty in the Disability Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University, and as an adjunct professorial lecturer in the American Studies Program at American University’s Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies. Brown is also a faculty member and self-advocacy discipline coordinator for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program at Georgetown’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Center for Child and Human Development. Brown works as director of public policy at the National Disability Institute, with a focus on advancing financial freedom and economic opportunity for people with disabilities through strategic policy research, development, and implementation.
Fees apply, registration is required to www.berklee.edu/able or contact email@example.com or 617-747-2760