Monthly Archives: April 2018

Remembering E3 2017 & Looking Forward to E3 2018!

A Childhood Dream

A reflection by Zachary Grayson June 10, 2017

The past month since graduation has been great! I’ve traveled every weekend and have been taking full advantage of having free time while I can.

Today I’m heading to Los Angeles for the next 11 days to go to Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017, E3, and tour!

A Long, Long Time Ago…

In the 5th grade, our teachers told us to draw where we wanted to be in 10 years, or something along those lines.

I drew a picture of my brother and me going to E3.

Where will I be? At E3 with my brother!


While I’m two years off of the 10 year mark, it’s close enough!

LA and E3 here I come!

My Art

My art has been on a shelf since I made it. I called my parents from the airport to ask them to find it and take pictures for me to share on Facebook. All these years, sitting on a shelf and here I am following my dream.

Where will I be? At E3 with my brother. Part 2

Children’s Communication Center

Beyond the obvious excitement, I am traveling with my new businesses cards and proud to officially be the Social Media and Technical Adviser for Children’s Communication Center!

The Center is a Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) private practice established in 1993 primarily for young children, however, it has expanded to young adults to meet the needs of the community.

My new business cards!

It is time for me to explore more options for the children, teens, and young adults seen at our Center. I knew my high school English research papers on the benefits of video games for learning were right! Now let’s get a list of video games to use with our SLP friends!

Wait till you see my E3 ‘shopping list’ for the Center, it’s going to be long!


Guess Who?

Guess Who We Found? 6/13/17, E3


April 27, 2018

Re-posting as the anticipation of E3 2018 begins!


Philanthropy Share: Tallahassee Autism Community

Category : Autism , Blog , Philanthropy Share

Join Our Philanthropy Shares for Autism Awareness

Children’s Communication Center is thrilled to support community partners and events throughout April and all-year-long focusing on increasing awareness, understanding, and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as, other Speech-Language Pathology related disorders.

CCC is surrounded in BLUE for Autism Awareness


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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!