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VSA arts is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974. It strives to create a society in which persons with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Through a nationwide network of affiliates, and in 55 countries around the world, VSA arts provides educators, parents, and artists with resources and tools to support arts programming in schools and communities. VSA arts promotes increased access to the arts for people with disabilities and showcases their accomplishments. VSA arts is the creator of Start with the Arts©, a comprehensive early childhood learning resource; Express Diversity!©, a program of instructional materials for increasing disability awareness through the arts; and the VSA arts Institute, professional development training for teachers, teaching artists, and arts administrators, offering arts-based teaching strategies to include students with disabilities. VSA arts is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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