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Welcome to VSA Texas

It's My Story

It’s My Story
Classes for young adults with disabilities ages 16-22. Learn how to tell your story through digital media!

Spring and Summer 2017
FEE: $35 per class Each class will be held at VSA Texas Room 101, 3710 Cedar St, Austin, TX 78705

Saturdays, May 13, 20, 27
1- 4 pm
Storytelling through Stop Motion Animation w/ Johnny Villarreal

Learn the basics of the classic animation style of stop motion animation and create 2-5 minute digital stories.

Johnny Villarreal is a collaborator, visual artist, technologist, designer, and educator. His multimedia background combined with his vast community art education experience has enabled him to creatively empower people of various interest and abilities. Johnny is happiest when those around him are doing what they do best.

Register Now! Space is limited. Contact Lynn Johnson or call 512-454-9912 for more information.

Click here for complete spring & summer classes.

Open Mic Nap

Next Open Mic

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Inclusive Open Mic @ 2PM
David Borden @ 3PM
Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Join us for a Reading & Book Launch: David Borden
And Yet We Rise

Austin artist & author David Borden’s first graphic novel on life as a caregiver to a significantly disabled child.

For more information email April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

Opening Minds, Opening Doors 4th Annual Speaker Showcase
Saturday, April 8th, 12:00-2:00 PM
Uptown Event Center, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Suite 403, Austin, TX, 78752
(Next to Galaxy Highland Theatre)

Join us as we celebrate four years of the Opening Minds, Opening Doors (OMOD) program with speakers from Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso. Learn all about OMOD, hear some great stories, and enjoy a tasty lunch provided by Cabo Bob's! Email Eric Clow now to RSVP.

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

Everyone moves in unique and different ways. Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body, and creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing. Every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. Come experience an Elements class and learn how you, too, can move creatively in a group or by yourself. We have been doing this for over 10 years, and we are just getting started! Thank You Impact Austin for your support. Visit for more information.

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