Welcome To College Of Adaptive Arts

The College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) is a cutting edge nonprofit in San Jose, California, paving a new path for turning adults with disabilities into successful contributing citizens through the arts. We provide an environment where students can flourish and thrive and continue to push the boundaries of their potential. CAA offers classes in the arts, health, and wellness. Scholarships are available.



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"Thanks Pam & De" by Janet Heathcote, Director, CAA School of Dance

It is December, which means I am fully immersed in the joyful chaos of Nutcracker Season. Long rehearsals, so many...

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where students can flourish and thrive and continue to push the boundaries of their potential.

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College of Adaptive Arts is a model that is currently one-fourth of the way to becoming financially sustainable and replicable. CAA fits few EXISTING FUNDING CATEGORIES because it is a …

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Christmas in the Park Performance Called Tonight due to Weather 😃

Oct 29, 20183:10 pm

*Christmas in the Park Performance Cancelled Tonight Due to Weather: After deeper discussion, we’ve decided to cancel tonight’s Christmas in the Park performance due to the imminent storm coming. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you can come out this coming Thursday to the San Jose Museum of Art to watch the Nutcracker ballet dancers and Friday evening to Latizmo...READ MORE

CAA Mid-Week Updates: Updated Performance Times this Week 😃

Oct 26, 20189:23 pm

Good Evening CAA Family! * Updated Performance Time: Tomorrow’s [December 5] San Mateo Children’s Center Performances for CAA’s Nutcracker Ballet Troupe & Children’s Music Sing-Along [optional] will be from 10:30 – 11:30 am,65 Tower Road, San Mateo. Professor Doug will be there to lead any Children’s Sing-Along Performances that would like to attend. * Saturday’s School of Dance Performances at Christmas in...READ MORE

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