Philanthropy Share: Together & Able III – VSA Florida

Philanthropy Share: Together & Able III – VSA Florida

Together & Able Celebrating Year #3

Welcome to year three for Together and Able, an inclusion art project, which benefits our children and community. Thank you to Susan Davis BaldinoVSA Florida Region 1 Program Coordinator, for sharing being part of our Philanthropy Share campaign!

What is VSA Florida?

First, it is Very Special Arts!

Their history explains that in 1981 “…VSA Florida was founded by the Florida Department of Education (Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students) and Florida Department of State (Division of Cultural Affairs) and was accredited by the National Committee- Arts for the Handicapped, an affiliation of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, under the name Florida Arts for the Handicapped Program. The first state office was established at Florida State University in Tallahassee.”

What is the purpose of VSA?

The mission of VSA Florida is to provide, support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Our vision is to create a world in which the arts are universally accessible.

How Did Together & Able Begin?

As the state organization on arts and disability, VSA Florida understands the power of art to make our world a more inclusive place for all people regardless of their abilities.

When VSA FL learned about the Chain of Parks Art Festival, organized by the LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, we applied to be part of the “Village,” the interactive area of the festival where children, adults, and families can participate in art-making activities.

Instead of organizing a “make and take” exercise, VSA Florida decided to undertake a larger project that will make an impact on people of all abilities.

And, Together and Able began that Spring 2016…

Year I 2016

The work was conceived and designed by a Tallahassee artist as a large three-canvas triptych. The canvases were prepared and the background painting completed by a group of volunteers.

Once the groundwork was laid, we took the red and gold canvas to Leon High School where students, teachers, aides, and mentors filled the empty spaces with their words of equality, inclusion, and human rights.

Together & Able, Susan D. Baldino 2016

Year II 2017

The new community art project, Together and Able II, started at Leon High School in the “Lion’s United” class. The 2017 projected included six kites with words about human rights, the power of art, kindness, equality, ability, justice, and social inclusion.

Together and Able 2017

Year III 2018

 

Together and Able 2018

How Can You Help? It’s easy!

  1. Visit the Together and Able exhibit this weekend at the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival.
  2. Participate in the project by adding your “message” this Saturday or Sunday between 10 am to 5 pm with Together and Able.
  3. Volunteer with Together and Able this weekend or throughout the year.
  4. Make a donation to support the efforts of this year’s project.
  5. If you do not reside in Tallahassee, Florida OR  you are away this weekend, learn more about VSA Florida.

Our message in 2016

Your Participation Helps Our Community 

According to Susan Baldino, all proceeds from this event will support the art residencies, especially the art and the Holocaust residencies for Leon County next year.

Follow VSA All Year Long!

Visit the VSA web page and learn more about the year-long projects, resources, artists, and community events.  Like and Follow VSA Florida on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for alerts/emails.

Children’s Communication Center & Together and Able 

We are thrilled to include Together and Able in our Philanthropy Share campaign to help support their event and their message!

Visit Together and Able during the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival & participate in the community artwork project promoting INCLUSION & HUMAN RIGHTS for people of all abilities.  

Our Center is proud to be a third year sponsor with Together and Able and invite you to Like/Follow us on Facebook and Instagram .

Susan Baldino, VSA & Lori Savage Grayson, CCC, 2017

Children’s Communication Center & Together and Able

As a Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) private practice we are committed to providing high quality, well managed & professional SLP services to young children through adults who can benefit from our services.

SLPs are integral professionals in the lives of families in our community experiencing speech, language, learning, and social communication challenges.

We also provide services through our Corporate Speech & Communication program for those who would benefit from improvement in public speaking and overall communication skills.

We invite you to follow our blog posts highlighting a wide range of family topics all year long including our Community Partner and Philanthropy Share campaigns.

‘I Am Able’ bracelet CCC & Together and Able 2016

 Susan Davis Baldino & VSA Florida, we are thrilled to support your efforts!

Together, we are making a difference!

 

 

 

 





Philanthropy Share: CCC Supports Autism Speaks U at FSU

What is Autism Speaks U?

Autism Speaks U (ASU) is a collegiate program that began at Penn State University in 2006 and was nationally launched in 2008. Florida State University (FSU) established their Chapter in the Fall of 2014.

ASU supports students, faculty and alumni in their awareness and fundraising efforts for Autism Speaks. Chapters follow the lead of their Presidents and Vice Presidents, who are made up of students on the spectrum, students who have family members or friends on the spectrum, or students who want to make a difference in the autism community.”

CCC is surrounded in BLUE for Autism Awareness

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Philanthropy Share: Autism Speaks U FSU Walk 2018

Philanthropy Share

For the third exciting year, Children’s Communication Center , is a proud sponsor of the  Autism Speaks U – Florida State University’s Walk Event.

Join an Autism Speaks U Walk

Autism Speaks states that the Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’.”

How to Find an Autism Speaks Walk Near You

You can find an Autism Speaks Walk by visiting this page and searching by zip codes.

Join ASU at FSU

Are interested in joining an Autism Speaks U group?!

YES, then read more and find one near your city. If you are in Tallahassee, contact our established FSU Autism Speaks U group @autismspeaksufsu.

ASUFSU Walk 2018 Photo: Shared to CCC by ASUFSU

Our 2016 Autism Speaks Team’s Stories

This Center’ team members participating in the 2016 ASU FSU event can be seen below in their 2017 promotional poster!

ASU FSU 2017 Poster Photo: Shared to CCC by ASU FSU

Our 2016 Team Videos

Join us and reminisce as we share our three videos of the Children’s Communication Center’s Team participating in the 2016 ASU FSU Walk.

April is Autism Awareness

Children’s Communication will be participating in the April is Autism Awareness Month, including the Light It Up Blue campaign!

Follow our blog posts sharing stories and information related to Autism all highlighted during April, as well as, May during Better Hearing & Speech Month.

You can find us here on our web page and on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Together, we are making a difference,

Lori 

Quote: Lori Savage Grayson, MMSc, CCC-SLP

 



Summer Speech-Language Packages Available NOW!

Here Comes Summer

Yes, Children’s Communication Center (CCC) is offering our successful and highly requested Summer Packages for the 24th summer!  

Parents and children often describe the Summer Packages as a customized camp experience combined with Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). *See our Director, Lori Savage Grayson’s note below.

In addition, CCC offers intensive and highly focused programs as appropriate for those who would benefit from these type of services. This allows for more than one session per week, as appropriate.

While each session may vary in length, typically each appointment is an hour. At this time, half day and full day are not available…maybe next year! 

The Summer Packages are open to our alum, current, and new families!

Summer Packages

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