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Welcome to VSA Texas

We're hiring

VSA Texas is looking for a Development Director.

The Development Director (“DD”) will serve as a lead administrative manager, with direct responsibility for managing all fundraising activities, including grant development and contributions; data management and upkeep regarding donors; and written communications with donors and partners. The DD will assist the Executive Director with internal operations and financial oversight. Duties require a high degree of initiative with minimal direction, sustained professionalism and sound independent judgment. Learn more about the position here.

Open Mic Nap

Next Open Mic

Saturday, February 27, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Whatever your talent is, come share it with us at this inclusive Open Mic hosted by VSA Texas and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities Pen 2 Paper Program. Join us for a unique open mic that is open to people with and without disabilities. We welcome writers, acoustic musicians, dancers, and performers of all kinds.

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

Opening Minds, Opening Doors: New 6-Week Class in Austin!

We are looking for self-advocates with developmental disabilities, ages 18 and older, who want to tell their stories. In this class facilitated by Dr. Chris Strickling, each participant will write a personal story and develop the presentation skills needed to deliver it in public. Click here for more information.

Saturdays, April 2 – May 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AGE of Central Texas Building, Room 101
3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

For over 10 years, Forklift Danceworks and VSA Texas have engaged in the world of mixed-ability improvisational dance. Everyone moves in unique and different ways, and Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body. Body Shift creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing in their own unique way promoting the idea every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. For more about Body Shift go to

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