ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone 2021 | Theme: Intersectionality, Disability, and Arts Education ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone 2021 | Theme: Intersectionality, Disability, and Arts Education

Pre-recorded 20 Minute Session: Legally Yours - The Child Find Mandate

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Elise S. Sobol
New York University, Director of Music Education, Visiting Associate Professor

Elise Sobol, Ed.D. educator/pianist has made unique contributions to the field of teaching music to special learners. Author of "An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners" (Pentland Press, USA . 2001, first edition, and MENC/Rowman & Littlefield Education, second edition, 2008, third edition, 2017), numerous journal articles, contributing author to city, state, and national education publications, she has received recognition for her work in music in special education. One of the National Honor Roll of "Outstanding American Teachers" Professor Sobol is included in distinguished biographical publications such as Marquis' Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World, Two Thousand Notable American Women, and the International Dictionary of Distinguished Leadership.


Presenter will discuss the Child Find Mandate as a basic right for every child to be enabled to receive a free: and appropriate public education which includes access to music and the arts as part of a well rounded education (ESSA, 2015).  Legally required in every State under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 1990)  there is inequity of implementation and dissemination of information to parents and families preventing children across the nation from receiving early Intervention and other specialized services through elementary to secondary school settings. How do we get the information to the individuals who need it?   Legally yours - The Child Find Mandate is our inclusive right for your child’s successful life. Session is suitable for all caregivers, educators, administrators, parents,  family, and members of the professional services community.

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