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All Over the Map

A featured artist in Santa Barbara author Debra Hosseini’s popular book, The Art of Autism, Jason Cantu, 28, had his first solo art show at TCRC’s office in San Luis Obispo. The show, All Over the Map, hung during the first quarter of 2014. This was the inaugural art...

Ana Tamayo and the Art of Graceful Transitions

Ana Tamayo gets up early every morning and goes to work, returning home by 3:00 p.m. She works at A.C.C.E.S.S, (Adult Community Center for Educational Support Services.) Offered through the Ventura County Office of Education, A.C.C.E.S.S. is an educational program...

Practicing Service, Community Connection and Humility at Ralphs

Wearing a bright neon vest over his Ralphs shirt to help drivers see him in the parking lot, Luis Prado pushes carts around. A lot. He’s been employed at Ralphs for over 14 years. He greets regular customers with a cheery smile and a wave, and comments, “What I love...

National Yes I Can! Award

Won by Arroyo Grande student James Neal The Yes I Can! Awards were established by the national Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), to honor children and youth with disabilities who have excelled. Thousands of children and youth have been recognized since the...

One Big Community (with Dancing)

Santa Barbara DJ Chris Benedict is also a presenter and a motivational speaker. He’s been holding monthly dance events that are fully accessible for people with disabilities. He’s expanding now, with a vision to reach out to the entire youth community of Santa...

Transitioning to Adulthood: Nicole’s Success

Nicole Cantrell is an Assistant Aide at Carl Dwire Special Education School where she has been employed for over two years. Working alongside her team, Nicole supports preschoolers in their learning. Some children need a bit of prompting when responding to teacher,...
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