People experiencing disabilities, and their advocates, are actively demanding the right to live, work, and recreate in integrated and normalized community settings. Community based art education events will be impacted by this in-process civil rights movement. This article focuses on the means through which art educators can make community art events accessible to people experiencing disabilities. Segregated community events, like the Very Special Arts Festivals, are discussed as they are able to accommodate community integration. Guidelines for creating barrier-free environments are included.


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