I had an inspiring Saturday at an Arts Education seminar in Middletown, CT, sponsored by Young Audiences of CT, on “The Art of Inclusion”. Centered on reaching children with disabilities, myself and a group of artists explored the latest in brain research in how the brain is wired in early childhood. Amazing! It seems most of the optimum windows of learning for speech, basic motor skills, vision, vocabulary, etc. happen early on, and that the arts play a great part in reinforcing them. Powerful stuff.