All of these students will benefit from experiencing and exploring their artistic abilities. The Association also believes that there must be well-developed criteria and guidelines for identifying and teaching these students. Such identificaiton must be culturally sensitive and must not discriminate on any basis other than the exceptionality being identified.
The Association believes that collaboration between classroom teachers, special education specialists, and arts educators will benefit gifted, talented and special needs students. Such collaboration will support these students in their efforts to understand and express themselves through the creative arts.
The Association further believes that professional development programs in gifted, talented and special needs education
The Association urges its affiliates to promote the development and implementation of such arts services