Flying Colors

Flying Colors, Beacon Press. 2002.
Chinese translation of Flying Colors published in Bejing.
Reader’s Digest Today’s Best Nonfiction, 2003

The book Flying Colors is a powerful and engaging tool for all future teachers and therapists. It offers a clear path to success older approaches have not achieved.

Rather than a clinical text it is a luminous nonfiction retelling of how the approach was developed and implemented. It offers clear reporting on results, benefits and challenges faced and overcome.

Flying Colors is part of many university required reading and curricula.

The A.R.T. approach is a recipient of The National Endowment for the Arts Excellence in Arts Programming Award, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership And President’s Awards, The Arts and Healing Network Award, and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Teaching Award.

A.R.T.’s founder is available to meet with students, teachers and therapists.

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“We see A.R.T. as a revolution.”

Shirley Tilghman, President, Princeton University

“A.R.T. is one of the most profound programs I have known.”

Donna Valente, Director, Quality of Life programming, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

“Until A.R.T. our son simply existed. Now he has a life.”

Bette Pursell

Review by Lizzie Perring

This book has already been well reviewed and received much praise. To these I would like to add my own account of how it gripped me.

I believe that it is a must-read for all educators of all people. Let us have an international law passed that makes it compulsory for all teachers to learn to thrive in special education before they are unleashed anywhere else.

All I wish to add is to say that I am circulating my copy amongst all my friends and family and will then continue to circulate amongst colleagues. I recommend that you do the same.

Letter from a Student

I loved reading Tim Lefens’ book Flying Colors. It took me only a day and a half to read the entire thing, and it stayed with me long after. Reading this book gave me so much insight and respect for people with special needs. I can relate to the feeling of having so much inside of you that you want to express, but finding no satisfactory way to do it. I cannot explain enough how much I loved this book. It touched me in so many ways, and I can guarantee I will take that book and the things it has to offer with me for years to come.