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Tag Archives: special needs

How and Why YOU Should Get Involved This Year at VSA 2014!



The Very Special Arts Festival (VSA Festival) is held at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens annually. The Cummer is home ot the Jacksonville affiliate of VSA, an international organization that provides exciting opportunities in the arts to children with disabilities. Over a four day period…

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One Teacher’s Experience at VSA



Written by Heather A. Welch, Assistant Teacher – Intermediate 1/Technology Manager, NorthFloridaSchoolof Special Education Wednesday my school North Florida School of Special Education had the opportunity to take part of your annual VSA field trip.  Our students loved it.  It was my first time on this particular field trip.  I was very impressed by how organized and [...]

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Very Special Arts Festival 2012 – Day 1



Today is the first day of our VSA Festival for 2012. Today alone we saw about 1000 students with special needs and had over 700 volunteers helping us from around the community. Students…

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VSA Festival 2011: Outreach Program



It’s a busy time of year in the education department with the VSA Festival fast approaching. Each year we offer an outreach program to classes of special needs students from schools participating in the VSA Festival. Schools from Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Nassua counties have the opportunity to attend the annual festival.

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One Volunteer’s Experience of Very Special Arts



I am currently a stay-at-home mom, but I volunteered at the VSA Arts Festival in 2006 and 2007 while working for Best Buddies, a local nonprofit that provides friendship opportunities for children and adults with special needs.

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