SAELL with us!

The College of Adaptive Arts has launched a new national council and think tank for exploration of new horizons in Special Adult Education and Lifelong Learning (SAELL).

All who are dedicated to strengthening the nationwide net of support for increased quality, equity, and availability of educational programs for adults of all differing ages and differing abilities without limitations of “age out” or “time out” are invited to jump aboard. We’ll identify inaccessible channels and increase learner navigational ability. We’ll create maps for building and providing higher learning opportunities for adults of all abilities whenever, wherever, and however they need it.

We’ll also discover treasures within unique and established instruction models for lifelong special higher education steering continual growth in academic areas, life and vocational experiences, applications for personal health and wellness, and so much more.

Individuals at any point of their adult learning journey, those supporting potential learners, research scholars, professionals applying unique models in practice, and everyone with a passion for increasing the contributions of all members of our communities are encouraged to connect here.

Together we’ll SAELL forward with an ocean of support for this professional arena as a respected addition to every college campus in the country, making a place at the table for all adults with differing learning abilities who are hungry to learn.

June 29, 2022

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On July, 2020 the West Valley Mission Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to bring College of Adaptive Arts onto the beautiful campus of West Valley to be a Living Learning Lab/Leadership Training/Work Study program for its host campus students while allowing College of Adaptive Arts adult students to continue to learn and grow on an authentic college campus.

The vision is to show the world how this model can be replicated on any and every campus of higher learning across the world. College of Adaptive Arts strives to become as accessible and robust in education that the Special Olympics model so effectively provides through athletics.

We’d love your help as we continue Moving the Mountain for most hungry and eager adult lifelong learners who historically have not had access to college education.

Mission: To provide a lifelong collegiate experience to adults with special needs who historically have not had access.

History in the Making: College of Adaptive Arts has been graciously welcomed on the beautiful campus of West Valley College when in July of 2020 the West Valley Mission Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to bring College of Adaptive Arts onto its campus to be a living learning tab, leadership training/work-study model for host campus students.

Swenson Development under the visionary leadership of Case Swenson has been a staunch CAA supporter for the past 6 years. They are currently building an accessible bathroom on the inside of the portable.

CAA has additional needs to make it ready for the students, and we area asking for your help: If you or a family you know would be able to sponsor a renovation project at varying sponsorship levels, you and/or you company will receive a permanent name plate honoring and celebrating your support.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Removing current dance floor at the old site
  • Installing dance floor at new site at West Valley College
  • Installing wifi access points
  • Painting projects (interior/exterior)
  • Internal build-out of site infrastructure (hanging mechanisms/installing mirrors/tech equipment)
  • COVID safety infrastructure

Please email board members Steve Fiss or Sandee Kiehl if interested in underwriting one of these site projects.

Running List Of Site Projects:

    • Painting interior walls
    • Painting the exterior
  • One-way observations windows
  • New dance mirrors
  • Site signage in alignment with West Valley College guidelines
  • Carpet cleaning underwriting
  • COVID safety infrastructure
  • Additional water cooler units
  • Walkie-talkies with expanded reception areas
  • Wall monitor units for digital updates
  • Electric drive-about vehicle for student transport

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