This practical course is designed to introduce drama activities to students and professionals who work with young people with special needs. With increased number of inclusion classrooms and mainstreaming of students with special needs this course is designed for both special and general education educators. Participants will review the current trends and classifications of special education and explore the development and implementation of drama curricula for emotionally disturbedand learning disabled populations. Participants will learn curriculum design and adaptation, effective drama strategies for classroom management, receive an overview of terms and definitions for special education. Appropriate for K-12 educators.