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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise. Man in a wheelchair viewing artwork in a gallery. Blind artist standing in front of his work. Group of women performing with colored scarves. Man speaking into a microphone with open captioning on a large screen behind him. Group of young students playing a musical game with the teacher.

Welcome to VSA Texas

Open Mic Flyer

Whatever your talent is, come share it with us at this inclusive Open Mic

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 at VSA Texas or call 512-454-9912.

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Opening Minds, Opening Doors: Promoting Self-Advocates as Speakers

The OMOD project is heading to Houston!

We are looking for self-advocates with developmental disabilities, ages 18 and older, who are interested in sharing their stories at conferences and other events in Texas. Find your voice, tell your story, and be an advocate!

Download the application here.

Please visit the Opening Minds, Opening Doors webpage for more information about the project.

Abilities Expo Houston
July 31-August 2, 2015
Houston NRG Center (Formerly Reliant Park Center)
Houston, TX, USA.
Fri. 11 am - 5 pm | Sat. 11 am - 5 pm | Sun 11 am - 4 pm

VSA Texas is hosting the Artist Market again! Artwork by Houston area artists with disabilities will be on view and for sale in booths 436 & 437. See more at the Abilities Expo website.

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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