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This course considers the role of all types of art educators with regard to learners with exceptional needs. Students will study the historical development of legislation and social movements that protect and service individuals with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on the art educator's role in supporting the human and civil rights of students with special needs. Exceptionalities in learning are explored through current research in psychology, sociology and anthropology. Field observations at a site that cares for and educates special needs learners will inform reflective discussions and curriculum development. Lesson adaptations that make art available to all learners will be explored. Exceptionalities in learning are explored through current research in psychology, sociology and anthropology. Field observations and teaching at a school site that cares for and educates special needs learners will inform reflective discussions.