Through five multi-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education (three in partnership with District 75), MNMP has created educational models for students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. We recognize that the arts provide a unique entry point for learning; this can be particularly effective for students with special needs, who may struggle with more conventional academic strategies.
Learn about our current and past research initiatives with District 75:
» Communication and Socialization Through the Arts (CASTA) , a three-year professional development program designed to address communication and socialization skills of students with autism through arts-based approaches (Professional Development for Arts Educators grant, 2008-11)
» Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE), a five-year program expanding the approaches piloted in CASTA to serve the needs of students with a wide range of disabilities (Investing in Innovation grant, 2010-15)
To plan a residency or professional development program, contact our Program Manager, Sita Frederick, at 212-977-1070 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.