Art and disability: The social and political struggles facing education is a small hardcover by Alice J. Wexler that stresses the importance of art in special education curricula. The arts are often unappreciated and underfunded by schools, but, Wexler argues, they are essential for the formation of children's identities. Art serves as an outlet for the frustrations and isolation that come with belonging to a marginalized, stigmatized group. Wexler devotes her chapters to examining how art benefits children with specific disabilities (autism, traumatic brain injury, visual impairments etc.) as well as to community outreach and lesson plans.
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