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College of Adaptive Arts

Oct. 8 – Oct. 13: Week 2/9, Fall Quarter 2018
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* This is Week 2 of the Fall Quarter of Instruction.  The Add/Drop window closes this Friday, October 12.  Please email Student Registrar Katie Zeisl at or call the school at 408-538-3809 if you’d like to come in for a tour and potentially register your student for the Fall Quarter of CAA classes.

* Families using Regional Center funding need to have proof of POS proecessing prior to the start of the quarter as well as having the 2018 Policy and Waiver documents completed. 

* #TransformingPerception this Week in the Community: Today! Monday, October 8:  Nutcracker Graduate Ballet Dancers to perform at Hester School, 12:45 – 1:45pm.

* This Thursday, Octobert 12:  The CAA Community has been invited to a free dress rehearsal! Head count must be submitted by Tuesday to reserve our seats.  Please RSVP to : The 2018-19 Fall Season entitled Flying-Dreaming-Flying returns the company to the beautiful California Theatre with two public performances, and again this year a free Youth Performance for under-served Title 1 schools. In its 9th year of collaboration with Barbara Day Turner and the San José Chamber Orchestra, the program will feature the Company Premieres of “Corvidae” by Limón Dance Company Artistic Director Colin Connor and “Flying Colors” by sjDANCEco’s Choreographic Advisor/Mentor Fred Mathews. The Program will also include World Premieres by company choreographers Maria Basile and Gabriel Mata as well as excerpts from José Limón “Mazurkas” which premiered in 2014.

* New CAA Student Safety Survey – We Need Your Feedback:  CAA has a new intern from San Jose State, and he has developed a Safety Survey.  We would very much appreciate your input and feedback as we strive to provide the most optimal, safe, and engaging learning environment for adults with special needs.  Please complete and return the survey by Friday, October 26.

* Please visit CAA’s Lost & Found: there are many great items in Lost & Found.  If they are not claimed, we will be donating the items at the end of the month.

* Please enjoy and share widely a new College of Adaptive Arts White Paper entitled Unique Position about what makes this College so distinct and transformative.

* Please enjoy CAA’s latest Blog piece entited How Reading and Writing Classes Impact our CAA College Students.

* Here is a new video Help Us Move a Mountain Today and share widely with your networks – this equitable educational model for special needs adults is definitely gaining speed, traction, and momentum!

* CAA is on Amazon Smiles. If you are going to order anything through Amazon, College of Adaptive Arts would be deeply obliged if you could consider remembering this equitable collegiate model. Here is the smile link: – College of Adaptive Arts is listed as a 501c3 charity.

* Here are the CAA Instructional Quarter Dates for the rest of 2018 & for 2019 for your reference.

Looking Ahead on the CAA Calendar (Complete list on the Community Calendar of the CAA Website Homepage:

  • Friday, Oct 26, Networking Lounge Night, 7:15 – 9pm – YouTube video favorites chosen by students + Brainstorming Caregiver Tips & Tricks for parent ed + Parent Advisory Council Meeting
  • Sunday, November 4:  10th Annual Celebrating Abilities Short Film Fest, NEW TIME: 3:30 – 6:30, 3Below Theatre in downtown San Jose
  • Friday, November 16:  CAA Family Thanksgiving Feast, 7:15 – 9pm, CAA site.
  • Saturday, December 15:  CAA Graduation & Holiday Concert Choir, 2-4pm, Historic Hoover Theatre



CAA would like to sincerely honor and salute Cisco Systems for underwriting the School of Health and Wellness for the past 4 years, believing in this equitable, lifelong collegiate model of education for adults who historically have not had access to higher education.

#CollegeofAdaptiveArts Mission Moment: 

At CAA’s last Superstaff meeting, each of CAA’s professional staff was asked the One Word that comes to mind when they think of their college: Love, Strength, Group, Unique, Growth, Delicious, Empowerment, Creativity, Community, Improvisation, Pivotal, Photogenic, Acceptance, Family, Contribute, Transforming Perception, Understanding, Effort, Fun, Sunshine, Opportunity, Leaps and Bound, Exciting, Change, Wonder, Joy.
Showcasing Student Artistic Creations: 
This acrylic print was made by CAA’s Graduate Student Artist, Miss Stephanie.

This Week at CAA

  • Monday, Oct 8:  Graduate Nutcracker Ballet Dancers to perform at Hester School, 12:45pm.
  • Thursday, October 12:  CAA community has been invited to attend a free dress rehearsal of the sjDANCEco opening show, 7:30pm, California Theatre – email to RSVP
  • Saturday, Oct. 13:  CAA Walking Team, 8:30 – 9:30, email for details on the location 🙂