CAA's Weekly Updates


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College of Adaptive Arts 

Welcome Back CAA College Students! 
July 8 – 13, Week 1/9, Summer Quarter

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Welcome to Spring Quarter, 2018. On behalf of the entire College of Adaptive Arts Mountain Movers Community, we extend a *heartfelt welcome* to all new and returning adults and their support networks who are interested in continuing their education but for which a traditional accredited degree is not feasible.

* Please look for new classroom tables and chairs and a second green screen wall in Suite 270 – in party from community support from the Rotary Club of San Jose Silicon Valley.

The newly formed Rotary Club of Evergreen has invited CAA Students and their families to be their guests at the Friday, July 19 San Jose Giants baseball game. Please email DeAnna if interested in attending as the guests of the Rotary Club of Evergreen Valley.

* Lots of new courses offerings to select from in the Summer Schedule of Classes. Summer Quarter runs today, July 8 – Friday, September 13. Mid-Quarter Break [No CAA Classes] is August 12 – 16. If you are with the Regional Center, we request that confirmation of communication with the Service Coordinator happens prior to the start of the quarter. Students will move to Wait List status until confirmation of communication is confirmed – please email Student Registrar Katie Zeisl:

Summer Schedule has many new and exciting Course Offerings!!  Add/drop window is open for the next 2 weeks, through July 19, for any and all prospective adults in the community who are interested in continuing his or her education in a safe and adaptive collegiate environment.

RUNWAY OF DREAMS FOUNDATION “WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A RUNWAY” The College of Adaptive Arts Grad Dance Studio Development & Management Students are bringing the Runway of Dreams Club to our CAA campus!  Be a part of a Club that is on University Campuses around the country. Learn about business, indulge your love of fashion, learn to network and put on a fabulous Spring Show!!! Join us for this introductory discussion: July 9, 2019 @6: 45 pm Room: Dance Studio

CAA received the Guidestar 2019 Seal of Transparency. Please share widely in your networks – CAA is committed to growing this innovative model one positive conversation at a time. Here is CAA’s 2018-2019 Annual Report for reference and circulation.

In 2019, CAA has now secured 58 new monthly recurring donors;42 to go by 10/10 at 10:10 pm. If you’d like to sign up to be a recurring donor and help Move the Mountain for special needs adults hungry to continue learning and becoming successful contributing citizens, you can sign up here. CAA will send you a super-fun prize in the mail to everyone who becomes a monthly recurring donor.  #CAA10YearsStrong #WeAreDifferentWeAreAble #WeAreSanJose #SuccessfulContributingCitizens #BestCollegeEver

Two messages from your Librarian, Professor Suzanne:
1) Hello and welcome to the summer quarter. I have a new assistant, Locket. She is my guide dog and while she is cute and very friendly, please don’t make eye contact or pet her. I will happily answer any questions you may have. With appreciation, Suzanne, your librarian.

2) Shakespeare in the Park [Pass-Along Information] 
SF Shakespeare is coming back to the Cupertino with As You Like It: A New Musical. Curious? Then come to the Memorial Park Amphitheatre, Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Ave on July 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and Aug. 1, 2, 3, and 4. The curtain goes up at 7 pm. For more info, go to

* 10 Year Graphic Challenge: We invite anyone to submit a sketch, artwork, or poem of what CAA means to you.  We will be adding all creations to the 10-year 3-D large display of the number 10 that the CAA prop class will be creating with each of your artistic submissions. Send your sketch over to Professor Anthony at

You Are Cordially Invited: On Saturday, July 20 at 2 pm Professor De is going to present the latest draft of a Ted Talk presentation that she plans to submit for consideration. It’s the story of why CAA was created through the eyes of an adult with a differing ability. All are welcome to come and hear and give feedback and input. She’ll also be presenting new volunteer committee opportunities the Mountain Movers board has developed – please email DeAnna at if you plan to attend.

* Student Bio Sheet: Please submit your student’s profile this week: We will be creating a wall of student headshots/bios in our new space in Suite 270. Here is a soft copy of the Bio Sheet; also, the questions are below if you want to send your answers electronically to CAA parent volunteer: June Beck: to compile all Student Bios.Name:
CAA Diplomas:
Artistic Contributions:
What you would like the world to know about adults with disabilities:
Proudest CAA Moment:
Fun Fact:

* Golf Season 2019 is Here! – All Practices will be held at Santa Teresa Golf Club: Cost is $50 for golfers; do not have to be a registered CAA student to participate:

  • Saturday, July 13: 10 am-Noon, 9-hole short course

  • Saturday, July 27: 10 am-Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice

  • Saturday, August 10: 10 am-Noon, 9-hole short course

  • Saturday, August 24: 10 am-Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice

  • Saturday, September 7: 10 am-Noon, 9-hole short course

  • Saturday, September 21: 10 am-Noon, Driving Range/Putting Green Practice
  • Thursday, September 26:  7th Annual CAA Golf Classic, 2 – 7:30 pm, Santa Teresa Golf Club

A Note From Professor Danie: As the weather get’s warmer, please make sure your student drinks water to prevent dehydration.

If you are interested in donating to CAA, these are the items used most often around the site:  Dixie Cups, Dry erase markers, Wet wipes, Clorox wipes, Pencils, Pens, Dry erase markers

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.
Looking Ahead on the CAA Calendar (Complete list on the Community Calendar of the CAA Website Homepage:
  • [NEW DATE/TIME FORTHCOMING]: Student Networking Lounge Night: Karaoke, + Parent Education Topic & Advisory Council Meeting, 7:15 – 9 pm
  • Thursday, September 26: CAA Golf Classic, Santa Teresa Golf Club, 2 pm tee-off, 6 pm BBQ banquet dinner
  • Thursday, October 10:  CAA 10 Year Celebration Gala, Saratoga Springs, 5 – 10:10 pm
  • Friday, November 1: Student Networking Lounge Night: Open Mic Night, + Parent Education Topic & Advisory Council Meeting, 7:15 – 9 pm



CAA students regularly introduce themselves to all guests and prospective families who attend the Weekly Tours each Friday at 1 pm when classes are in session. One student boldly walked up to the group, announced her name, and said, “I like to learn here.”


#CollegeofAdaptiveArts Mission Moment: 

College of Adaptive Arts recently put out feedback cards at the site to continually strive to implement best practices. Here is feedback given by a CAA college student.
College of Adaptive Arts
Showcasing Artistic Creations:  
Here is the latest Digital Art poster from the Spring 2019 Digital Art class artists.

This Week at CAA


  • Monday, July 8: Summer Quarter resumes
  • Tuesday, July 9: Runway of Dreams Kick-off Meeting, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm, CAA Dance Studio
  • Saturday, July 13: 10 – 12noon, CAA Golf Team Practice, 9-hole, Santa Teresa Golf Club
  • Saturday, July 13: CAA Walking Team Weekly Meetup, 8:30 am – 9:30 am – email for specific weekly location