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Don DeVito was the 2010-2012 chair of the ISME Commission for Community Music Activity and the music and special education teacher of the Sidney Lanier Center for students with disabilities from 2001 to present. The center is linked in person and Skype with ISME members and music programs in low HDI countries (Guinea, Pakistan, Haiti) through music research and cooperative development for underserved populations. DeVito was the CEC 2011 national teacher of the year for special education in the U.S and presents and publishes extensively in ISME proceedings. He organized “DIScoveringABILITIES”, a performance that linked his students inclusively with ISME practitioners from multiple countries in Carnegie Hall. In 2012 DeVito organized the first inclusive music performance in the China Conservatory with Phil Mullen (ISME board). He is currently creating a music program at the Notre Maison Orphanage in Haiti, one of the few to accommodate children with disabilities.