It's Your Time to Shine

by Sharon Lea, CAA Professor It's your time to shine society has come a long way sometimes you have been overlooked some would simply turn away People would lose interest if speech was slow or slurred instead of taking a few minutes of time everyone wants to be heard They couldn't take a moment to see inside your beautiful mind...Read More

Honoring Kim Rains' Legacy

Kim Rains was an exceptional human being.  Kim was kind, caring, funny, intelligent, passionate, visionary.  I was looking back this week on all of the videos she helped produce over the years for the college.  She did so very much for us to grow this collegiate model of education since the very beginning.  She was in almost all of our...Read More

A Wonderful Situation

Robby Sanderson is a 42-year-old young man born with Down Syndrome.  Since Robby left the public-school system at age 22, he has struggled finding a day program that fits his needs.  He started classes almost two years ago at College of Adaptive Arts and he has never been happier.  College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) works really well for Robby for...Read More

College of Adaptive Arts Salutes Spanish55

We are so grateful to everyone in the community who is rallying behind the growing concept that adults with differing abilities want to and can continue to learn past the age of 22, even when it is apparent that they will not be able to access an accredited Associate’s degree on a community college campus. One such community partner which...Read More

Perspectives from a CAA Student

Let me tell you as a student that College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) has something for everyone.   I may not have taken every class that CAA has to offer but we are so much more than a dance floor.    There’s many classes besides Dance classes such as Poetry, Reading Partners and classes that teach you to play the...Read More

To Be a Mountain Mover

A Mountain Mover By Sharon Lea I want to be a mountain mover mountains hold people back create walls of sadness that hide so much truth and beauty I want to push and kick away boulders so, beautiful ballerinas can twirl with grace and dignity wings without fear I want to be a mountain mover crushing boulders blocking the path...Read More

The Ripple Effect

When I’m out in the community and I tell people we run a College of the Arts for adults with special needs, a common response that I get is, “So you are training them for a vocation in the arts?” Certainly a valid question, and I find it an interesting challenge to convey the message that we are truly about...Read More

Celebrate Differences

Celebrate Differences by Sharon Lea, CAA Professor Just imagine a world where everyone is held up high towards the sun and given all the opportunities to be the best they can be. Just imagine a world where everyone is celebrated for who they are and given every advantage to live a rich, fulfilling life. Imagine a world where differences are...Read More

Jen Pleimann Mulry, CAA Mountain Mover, 2010 - 2017

It is with many mixed emotions that I finish up my time on CAA’s board as well as my role as board chair. I am proud to end my term (plus some) with a strong board of ten mighty members who I know will continue plowing through the mountain; with DeAnna and Pam energetically paving the path as they strive...Read More