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Review for College of Adaptive Arts, Saratoga, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) has enriched the life of my daughter who has Down Syndrome. First, I have such praise for the two originators of CAA who continue to dedicate themselves to provide a wonderful college experience for our loved ones with disabilities. The classes, taught by incredible staff, have inspired my daughter, given her opportunities to grow, gain confidence, and expand her horizons during her day to day life.

Opportunity is always a desire for my daughter. Through CAA’s supportive staff and the numerous classes offered, my daughter has found extraordinary opportunities. The CAA dance and public speaking classes have provided opportunities for her to practice what she has learned within the community. She has danced at various community events including sjDANCEco Festival at Santana Row and San Jose’s Christmas in the Park. She has had the opportunity to speak to Service Clubs, local Chambers of Commerce groups, the National Down Syndrome Day celebration at Santana Row, fundraising events, to name a few. These community opportunities through CAA have allowed her to use the skills and techniques learned in class, elevated confidence, self esteem, and poise. I also believe through her and her classmates’ community events the public has gained a new respect for an individual’s abilities.

CAA has been an exceptional education experience for my daughter, providing a variety of learning experiences and opportunities all while forging friendships.

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