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College of Adaptive Arts 

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Oct. 18 – 22, 2021: Week 3/10 Fall Quarter 2021

Moving the Mountain for Eager Lifelong Learners

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*This is the third week of the Fall Quarter 2021. CAA classes are now closed for the quarter. Winter Quarter resumes Monday, January 3, 2022. Email deanna@collegeofadaptivearts to take a virtual tour of the CAA to become the next CAA College Cardinal student!

Library Lecture Series presents… 
Last Chance to RSVP…
The Things They Don’t Teach You in Film School
October 18, 1.30–2.30 pm via Zoom
Registration closes at noon, Oct 18

Doug Roland, an Oscar®-nominated, social impact filmmaker who tells stories about individuals or communities that are underrepresented and overlooked, will be on hand to discuss filmmaking and all the things they don’t teach in film school. Click RSVP by noon on Oct 18 to reserve your front row seat.

* This Thursday, October 21: Mission City Community Fund’s board is looking forward to this Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. for our online fundraiser “Greater Giving, Local Focus – featuring a fabulous online auction and honoring River of Life (Warburton Award), Fiorillo’s Restaurant (Burdick Business Award), and College of Adaptive Arts (MCCF Nonprofit Partner of the Year).  The program can be viewed on MCCF’s YouTube page, Facebook page, and on the Greater Giving auction site.
Register at this link
Preview Amazing Silent Auction Items Here

Robin Burdick
Mission City Community Fund

*Thank you so much to all of the amazing parents/careproviders who has worked with their Service Coordinator to get their POS in place. It feels so great to work as a community-team behind the scenes to set these eager, adult lifelong learners up for success. A true and sincere thanks to you all!

*One of our wonderful CAA college students lost their home in a fire. Thank goodness no one was injured. A GoFundMe link has been set up if you’d like to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thus-family-rebuild-after-house-fire?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

*CAA secured the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Thank you to the community for believing and investing in this innovative, collegiate model for adults who historically have not had access. CAA is committed to continuing to grow this educational model until it is as widespread and accessible for education as Special Olympics is for lifelong athletic opportunities.

Here are CAA’s Bedrock Beliefs for reference and circulation. This is a living document, and we welcome your input and ideas as we continue to work together to grow this equitable, lifelong collegiate model for adults who historically have not had access.

*Here are the 2022 Quarter Dates for your calendar & reference.

*The missed class beginning 3rd absence $30 private pay attendance policy will be reinstated Winter Quarter 2022. CAA gets reimbursed from the Regional Centers only if students are in attendance. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we continue to fully operational and replicate this innovative collegiate educational model for adults who historically have not had access to college education.

*Hybrid/in-person classes will be updated each week as more classes become an option in-person. We’ll be beginning Week 1 of Fall Quarter on October 4th with the 2 prototype classes from the previous quarter: Music Appreciation on Tuesdays & Adaptive Guitar on Thursdays.

*CAA is so very proud to announce it has secured its 2021 Great Nonprofits badge. Thank you to everyone who has submitted your story. We have 62 stories on the portal – we’d like to get to 100 by December 31st. We’d love for you to consider sharing your testimonial here: https://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/college-of-adaptive-arts

*Watch for a follow-up email and or text this week from Professor De inquiring about submitting a headshot for your student for our new registration portal + new graphic design pop-up and confirming the primary contact designated for your student.

*Updated Student check-in Schedule: Online student check-ins for existing and prospective students will now happen on Tuesdays at 4 pm and Thursdays at 10 am indefinitely: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82595739562

*Community Spotlight: Palo Alto Art Center is featuring:
The Art of Disability Culture
On View: September 11-December 11, 2021
Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA  94303
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free
Accessibility InformationThe Art Center facility is ADA compliant and accessible free parking is available outside the building. The Art of Disability Culture exhibition will feature numerous accessibility components to ensure that the broadest possible audience can experience the exhibition and related programs. Audio descriptions will be available for all works of art on view and will also be accessible on the website. Braille labels and audio descriptions will also be available for deaf/blind visitors. Public programs will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning. Social narratives will also be provided and available online for visitors with autism. Information about our accessibility resources can be found here: www.cityofpaloalto.org/Departments/Community-Services/Arts-Sciences/Palo-Alto-Art-Center/About-the-Art-Center/Access.

*CAA on TV! Click this link to view and share the new KTVU Fox News story about the College of Adaptive Arts featuring an incredible interview with Dr. Pam:
*KTVU Fox News Giving Day – July 6  https://www.ktvu.com/video/952233

*Please enjoy the College of Adaptive Arts PSA created by CAA film/acting students sponsored by CreaTV/Heritage Bank: https://youtu.be/A2cFxiHTSHg If you’d like to send a thank you note to Celeste Drake, she has been a kind and phenomenal behind-the-scenes supporter of College of Adaptive Arts over the years: Celeste Drake, Senior Vice President, Heritage Bank of Commerce, 333 West El Camino Real, Suite 150, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

* CAA Art Card Packs for Sale: $14 for a pack of 8 cards. Created by the exquisite CAA Student artists. Email Sue and Michele Breckenridge, bct12smb@yahoo.com or call Momma Sue at 530-306-9959.

* Notes from the Librarian

Library Lecture Series presents…

Last Chance to RSVP…

The Things They Don’t Teach You in Film School

October 18, 1.30–2.30 pm via Zoom

Registration closes at noon, Oct 18

Doug Roland, an Oscar®-nominated, social impact filmmaker who tells stories about individuals or communities that are underrepresented and overlooked, will be on hand to discuss filmmaking and all the things they don’t teach in film school. Click RSVP by noon on Oct 18 to reserve your front-row seat.

Save the Dates:

Calling All Pericles Fans

Episode 4 has been filmed and is currently being edited, which means another Watch Party is being planned! Stay tuned to the Weekly Updates for a date and time.

Fancy a walk on the wild side?

Save November 1 for a virtual safari! More details will be coming soon!

* First slated community performance of the quarter:
Saturday, November 13 over Zoom: Community Performance for students in the Children’s Music Sing-Along Touring Troupe to perform 3 sing-along songs at the Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area 2021 Bay Area Adult Autism / DDVirtual Conference – details forthcoming.

* CAA is now able to accept stock donations through Edward Jones. This incredible community support was made possible by the tremendous generosity of Paul Dines of Edward Jones. Email info@collegeofadaptivearts.org and the 1-page pre-completed form will be sent to you if you’d like to donate stock. Please consider writing Paul a thank you card for being a true Mountain Mover for adults who historically have not had access to higher education: Paul Dines, Edward Jones, 69 Washington St., Santa Clara, CA 95050.

* CAA welcomes input and feedback. CAA has a new online form for accepting feedback – it’s the yellow button on the website homepage just below the podcast features. Please feel free to submit all feedback, including testimonials and suggestions for new classes and workshops here.

* 2021 Quarter Dates for Reference:

Summer Quarter 2021: Monday, July 5 – Friday, Sept 17
Mid-Quarter Break: Aug 9 – 13 (NO CAA Classes)

Fall Quarter 2021: Monday, Oct 4 – Tuesday, Dec. 21
Mid-Quarter/Thanksgiving Break: Thurs., Nov. 18 – Friday, Nov. 26 (NO CAA Classes)

* Visit the West Valley Campus & take a photo in front of your new school. To date, we’ve had 2 wonderful students visit West Valley College and take a photo in front of their new school. Here’s the map of CAA’s new home in the heart of the beautiful sprawling campus and we’ll add it to our growing list of CAA West Valley College Campus photos!

* Here are the CAA Policy documents that have been updated during this time of COVID distance learning.

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