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MONDAY APRIL 27th: On The Road to the ADA—One Day

The Tarjan Center would like to cordially invite you to UCLA Disability Studies Program and World Arts and Culture is presenting On The Road to the ADA—One Day, September 27, 1988 on this upcoming Monday, April 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:50pm at UCLA Kaufman 200 (see flyer for additional info).  On the Road to the ADA is "verbatim theatre" created from Congressional records and interviews. Characters include Senators Kennedy, Harkin, Jeffords and Weicker; Representatives Owens, Coelho, and Martinez; disability right leaders Judy Heumann, Justin Dart, Jr., and Greg Hlibok; and grassroots disabled advocates from across the nation. A dear friend, Vicki Lewis, professor of the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Redlands, is directing the workshop.
Barbara Romain is the NADC Featured Artist of the Month
Barbara Romain is a visual, performing and teaching artist who earned a BFA degree from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and an MFA degree from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.  Her award-winning paintings are nationally exhibited in venues ranging from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Art Club of Chicago to Watts Towers Art Center Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2013 her work was featured in ART BLIND, an international exhibit of visually impaired artists in Cologne, Germany.  She is the recipient of Artist in Residence awards from the City of Los Angeles Department of cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council, as well as a Teaching Artist Fellowship from VSA Arts, an affiliate of the John F.
5/13/15: California Consortium on Higher Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Working Meeting
California Consortium on Higher Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Working Meeting Date/Time:  May 13, 2015; 10am - 2pm Location:  San Diego City College; San Diego, CA 
A Resource in the National Arts and Disability Center
Please check out a great article published by a new publicatio Savant Garde about the history of the NADC. Click here
NEW REPORT: Cultivating Talent: Improving Access to Arts Careers for Artists with Disabilities
A review of the Statewide Forums program from 2002-2013 demonstrated that the Statewide Forums increased confidence, artistic skills and business/marketing skills, connections to other artists and arts employers, and led to sales or short term employment of artists with disabilities. State arts agencies discovered artists with disabilities, including those that were already part of their networks; developed new partnerships with arts and disability organizations, and increased their knowledge about the needs of artists with disabilities and how to include them in their programs. For more information on the impact of the Statewide Forums program and identified best practices read the report: "Cultivating Talent:  Improving Access to Arts Careers for Artists with Disabilities."