Graduate Program Manager Participates in National Forum on Arts and Special Education

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) Lynne Horoschak, graduate program manager for the MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, has been invited to participate in The National Forum of Thought Leaders on the Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education, a forum addressing the need for a national agenda to deliver the arts to students with disabilities. The forum will take place July 26 – 27, 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Horoschak, president-elect of the Special Needs Art Education (SNAE) issues group of the National Art Education Association, is also serving on the planning committee working to shape the focus and questions of the forum. Linda Moye, one of Horoschak’s students, is interning with the Kennedy Center, and will create reference materials on the intersection of arts education and special education.

At the forum, leaders and experts will examine the current status of arts education for students and young adults with disabilities and develop a framework for the future. Participation in the forum is by invitation only. Those invited must demonstrate achievements, interest or expertise in higher and special education and individuals with disabilities.

“I was honored to be invited to attend and be part of the forum,” Horoschak said. “Nothing illustrates the intersection of art and special education more clearly than our Master’s in Art Education program. I’m excited to share our symposia that we’ve had in the past and the research thesis that the graduates have field tested and written.”

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Published on July 10th, 2012