From Elyssa Shapiro
Very Special Arts (VSA) Iowa Program Director

Very Special Arts Iowa works in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education to provide free art workshops to classrooms that have one or more children with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

We recently received a sizable grant to expand our program from 80 workshops per school year to 200, which are divided across the nine Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs).

In Northwest AEA, we have more than 22 free art workshops available to special education/art teachers. Our goal is to have the workshops completed by the end of the school year.

Please contact Elyssa if you believe you know of a classroom that would be eligible and interested in this opportunity. More information is attached to this article.