CAA's Weekly Updates


College of Adaptive Arts 

June 20 – July 4: Intra-Quarter Break
Summer Quarter Resumes Tuesday, July 5

Moving the Mountain for Eager Lifelong Learners

Latest & Greatest

 CAA has a campaign in the month of June to raise $30k in 30 days. Running total to date: $27,127 with 38 distinct Supporters thanks in large part from a brand new School of Health and Wellness underwriting by the Giannini family!! CAA did not hold a fundraiser this academic year (2 wonderful events slated for the fall), and this online fundraiser will ensure that CAA continues impactful momentum as we close out this fiscal year: $30k in 30 Days – Campaign ( If you can become a monthly recurring donor and/or up the monthly amount of an existing monthly donation, you’ll be entered into a drawing to have the CAA songwriting class write you a customized song. 🙂

CAA is proud to announce the launch of our new national council on Special Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, or “SAELL.” Our goal is to cast a wide net of support toward building awareness of, professional practices for, access to, and research to validate innovative and equitable adult special education in collegiate environments across the nation and beyond. The first council webinar titled Raising the SAELL is scheduled for this Thursday, 6/29/22, at 9:30-10:30 am PST. Visit our website “Worldwide Vision” page to reserve a spot and add join us in launching this new and exciting effort! Register here for the Webinar: CAA National Special Adult Education and Lifelong Learning (SAELL) Webinar – Campaign (

Here is CAA’s June 2022 newsletter for reference and circulation.

YANA/Student Check-ins will happen this week at the regular check-in times on Tuesday at 4pm & Thursday at 10am on the regular Zoom link. 

Summer Quarter registration is now closed to allow for the Rediker PlusPortals migration to a new academic school year. Please register at CAA’s website to take a tour as the first step in becoming eligible to enroll for the Fall Quarter.

* Regional Center Funding & Private Pay Tuition: Please contact your Regional Center as soon as possible to request funding so the payment process can be completed prior to Summer 2022 quarter classes starting on July 5, 2022.  If you are using the private pay tuition option, make sure to complete the payment process prior to Summer 2022 quarter classes starting on July 5, 2022.

* CAA’s “In Good Company” Art Exhibition happening in the month of June: Gilroy Center for the Arts 7341 Monterey Street Gilroy, CA 95020  “In Good Company” Flyer for reference and circulation.

An exhibition by the adult students of CAA, College of Adaptive Arts.  
What could be better than being in a group with same thought, likeness, space, community, etc?  “In Good Company” presents the artwork of adult students with developmental disabilities from the College of Adaptive Arts.  In this group exhibition the artists open up their creative spirit and celebrate all of our similarities by creating community through art.  Join us.

PlusPortals Apps on the Apple & Google Playstore. There are downloadable apps called PlusPortals for Students – Rediker & PlusPortals for Parents – Rediker – to access latest & greatest CAA information via the app! 

Here is the updated CAA Policies & Pertinent Information as of June 2022 for reference – please download and print out and keep as reference.

Here is CAA’s updated Green Sheet and Updated Diploma Credit Guidelines for reference.

From the Office of the Registrar: Check out the latest Summer Course Schedule on the website to see the list of classes and updated policies and procedures, as well as important dates and contacts and FAQ’s. Here’s a pdf on Navigating the PlusPortals Course Request Form. For students currently taking classes, the Course Request Form is now available in the primary contact’s portal, and all instructions are detailed in the Course Offerings Schedule. Looking forward to seeing all of you this Summer!
Sarah Thrasher
Office of the Registrar

If your student is at the CAA site but taking a class that is exclusively online, below is the latest procedures. We would love to have your input on learning space options for your online learner as we continue to build out our hybrid in-person learning infrastructure:

Students at CAA that are attending classes designated as online must bring their own device along with headphones (with a mic).  They should connect to the guest network and join their class via their device. The observation area is a good place for them to be seated in while attending their online class from their device. If they are unable to independently connect to their class, they will need a care provider’s assistance to make that connection. The CAA site manager can provide the CAA Guest network connection information.

Save the Date: CAA’s Annual Supporter Gathering: Celebrating Inclusive Collegiate Partnerships at West Valley College, Sunday, September 18 from 2-4pm in front of CAA’s school building. More details forthcoming. We are currently seeking Corporate Sponsors and food vendors. Flyer attached for reference and circulation.

Tours are happening each Friday that school is in session, 1pm online and 2:30pm in person. Tours are led by CAA Student Ambassadors. You can register at this link. Prospective students registering for a tour now will be eligible to enroll for the Fall Quarter which begins Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Below the latest & greatest information on the CAA Golf Team & Bowling Teams – please register if your student is interested so we have all information in one location:

Bowling Team InterestCAA Bowling Team – Campaign ( 10123 N. Wolfe Road Cupertino 95014 Bowlmor Lanes from 1:00-2:00. CAA will be on the first 2 lanes, and it will be an hour of bowling. Fee: $125 for the season.
6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/22 – Head Coach: Professor Angel Coronado –

Golf Team Interest: CAA Golf Team Interest – Campaign ( Santa Teresa Golf Club, 260 Bernal Road, San Jose 95119 – April – 23rd; May – 7th/21st; June – 4th/18th; July – 16th/30th; August – 13th/27th; September – 10th/24th’ October – 8th/22nd. Head coach: Angel Gonzeles; Asst. Coach: Roland Schmidt.

$125/Team: Online Payment Option for any/all CAA Saturday Teams: CAA Saturday Team Registration Fee – Campaign (

Updates forthcoming shortly about the resumption of CAA’s Gaming Team – also to meet twice a month on Saturdays at CAA’s site