Related Special Needs Links

The following additional resources are available to artists and arts organizations.

Accessible Arts

Kansas City-based Accessible Arts works with educators, caregivers, organizations, and institutions such as museums and galleries to facilitate making the arts accessible to and participatory for children and adults with disabilities.

Hands On

Founded in 1982, New York-based Hands On is dedicated to providing greater accessibility to arts and cultural events for the deaf and hard of hearing community.


How art therapy, in accordance with other treatments, can play a role in the treatment of mesothelioma and other cancers.

National Arts and Disability Center

The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC), a project of the University of California at Los Angeles’ Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities, is a national clearinghouse for information, technical assistance, and referrals in the field of arts and disability.

VSA Arts Connection

VSA, a nonprofit educational affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., creates opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. The organization’s programs are implemented through a network of local, state, and national organizations, including educational and cultural institutions, arts agencies, associations for disabled people, and health and rehabilitation organizations.

See other related links by clicking International or U.S. Basedon the Resources tab above.

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