CAA's Weekly Updates


College of Adaptive Arts 

Weekly Updates: Feb 10 – Feb 15, Mid-Quarter Break
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Mid-Week Updates: This past Saturday the board approved additional social media security measures. We ask that no Facebook Live happens during classes or performances at this time. Please also take extra measures to get the consent of students/their care providers before posting on social media. Please remind students they are not allowed to take photos of each other without consent. Thank you for your help and cooperation with these extra security measures at this time.

This Saturday: The School of Communications welcomes everyone to the 4th Annual Showcase Evening: Partnerships: Saturday, February 15, 6 – 8 pm, Campbell Church of Christ, (flyer attached) – Tickets $10 in advance; $15 at the door:
Opera San Jose is graciously extending to the CAA Family Dress Rehearsal tickets to next Thursday, February 13’s dress rehearsal production of Il Trovatore at the California Theater at 7:30 pm. Flyer attached. Please email CAA Parent Opera Liaison Moira Brown, to reserve tickets.

* The Tabard Theatre has named CAA the Benefit-Charity for its upcoming production of 39 Steps, running this Thursday, Feb. 6 – March 1st. We’d love to have a large turnout from the CAA community to patron this wonderful show and celebrate the community partnership between CAA & the Tabard Theatre. Here’s information on the show & how to purchase tickets:Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, and some good old-fashioned romance!

“Theatre at its finest! … Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s
film is fast and frothy” — The New York Times 

Free hands-on presentation for the visually impaired patrons Saturday, February 8, we offer a preshow for the visually impaired from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Purchase Tickets Here:

*CAA Winter Quarter 2020 is a full force now welcoming 125 students who are eager to continue their education in 526 learning opportunities each week. CAA welcomes all new and returning students and families to this lifelong collegiate community.

*New Winter Activity: CAA Gaming Team has now officially begun! For this first Winter season, we’re starting with a specific invite-only for students who have demonstrated a passion for gaming and good sportsmanship.  The team will meet twice a month – the fee for the season is $50. If you’d like your student to be considered for this team, please email Gaming Team Coaches Matt Lindsay,, Angel Gonzalez,, and Angel Coronado at

!!!Blogs Wanted!!
Are you a writer? Have a wonderful experience from CAA? Have a Student who is a poet? Song Writers? Writer? Do you want to help promote CAA on our Blog page? Want to spread awareness about CAA?

Submit your blog

The Regional Center Leadership has recently approved 10-Week Quarters for 2020 + a 2 times/year POS request vs. the current 4 times/year system. This means the first 2020 POS will include Winter and Spring Quarters 2020; the second POS for the year will encompass Summer & Fall Quarters.

Full 2020 Quarter Dates Below:
• Winter Quarter: Monday, Jan. 6 – Friday, March 20 – Mid-Quarter break: 2/10- 2/14
• Spring Quarter: Monday, April 6 – Friday, June 19  – Mid- Quarter break: 5/11 – 5/15
• Summer Quarter: Monday, July 6 – Friday, September 18 – Mid-quarter break: 8/10 – 8/14
• Fall Quarter: Monday, September 28 – Friday, December 18 – Mid-quarter break: 10/26 – 10/30 & Thanksgiving break: 11/23 – 11/27

Please enjoy CAA’s latest blog: Why We Give, by John O’Farrell & Gloria Principe, Longstanding School Underwriters of for the School of Theatre

Weekly Tours happen each Friday from 1-2 when school is in session. Please plan to schedule a Weekly Tour of the College each Friday school is in session to learn more about this lifelong, equitable collegiate model for special needs adults.

* Wish List of Donations to College of Adaptive Arts Always Sincerely Appreciated:Low odor, dry erase pens, ballpoint pens (either in black or blue), Paper towel, paper plates, dixie cups, kcup coffee or tea, snack bars (for staff), printer paper, Clorox wipes, jugs of water, bottled water (staff), Tissues, college ruled lined paper



CAA would like to sincerely honor and salute repeat donor and golf George Gugales for believing in this equitable, lifelong collegiate model of education for adults who historically have not had access to higher education.
College of Adaptive Arts #MissionMoment  

After 10 years of staunch service to College of Adaptive Arts, CAA admin Valerie Lindsay is moving on. On behalf of the entire CAA Mountain Movers Family, we salute Val, wish her the very best, and thank her for her incredible service in Moving the Mountain for this innovative and equitable lifelong collegiate model of higher education.

Showcasing Student Artistic Creations: 

CAA student artists have their artwork on card packs for sale at the CAA site. Each pack has 8 different images created by 8 different student artists. Please visit CAA’s ever-growing Student Showcase Gallery.


This Week at CAA

  • Monday, December 16: Last Day of the Fall Quarter
  • Saturday, December 21:  CAA Walking Team in the community, 8:30 – 9:30am, email for this week’s location
  • Sunday, December 22nd, 6-7 pm Christmas in the Park Performances by Latizmo Dance Troupes, Belly Dancers & Cultural Dance Troupes + performances by Latizmo Hip Hop Productions.