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VSA Idaho Creative Access Artist in Residence Program

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This year our VSA Idaho Creative Access Artist in Residence program provided students in community centers, and special and general education classes with a comprehensive art education curriculum. Providing high quality arts experiences for students who have disabilities and special health care needs throughout Idaho continues to be our primary focus. Opportunities for inclusion and universal design for learning were incorporated whenever possible.
Sixteen residencies occurred throughout the state of Idaho in visual, performing and literary art. This included twelve schools and two community centers. All residencies were linked to Idaho state standards for Arts and Humanities; individual residencies were also linked to grade requirements for physical education, graphic design, writing and drama. All residencies were specially designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities and address their IEP goals for motor skills, social skills and academic requirements. Students ranged from pre-k to extended 12th grade with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities. We provided arts education for a diverse population of under served children, including geographically isolated students in central Idaho, high school students with developmental disabilities and preschoolers involved in early intervention programs.

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