Kansas school offers art program for students with special needs

04/19/2011 | Morning Sun (Pittsburg, Kan.), The

Pittsburg High School in Kansas offers what is believed to be the state's only alternative art program for students with special needs. Art teacher Tom Wheeler created the class after working in previous positions with students who had a variety of disabilities. "I started seeing the incredible beauty these kids could make," Wheeler said. Paraprofessionals who accompany students to the art class said the students benefit from working on projects, as well as the social interaction from being out of their self-contained classroom.

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