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VBAS at the Road-E-O
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VBAS at the Road-E-O

While summer is often ” relax and unwind” time for many school employees, the transportation staff at VBAS has been busy in June “refreshing and rewinding”!! We are very proud of our transportation department at VBAS and for good reason.  During the first week of June, LaKecia Frasier, Transportation Coordinator attended the Annual Alabama School Transportation...

VBAS Awarded $5,000 Teachers and Technology Grant From CenturyLink
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VBAS Awarded $5,000 Teachers and Technology Grant From CenturyLink

  Thanks to a $5,000 Teachers and Technology grant, individuals at VBAS will soon be interacting with Milo, a robot especially designed to enhance and improve interactive life skills for individuals on the autism spectrum!  The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation awarded the grant to VBAS Teacher, Paul Payne.  Brent Beal, Government Affairs Director for...

VBAS Awarded $44,950 for Amelia Brown Kitchen Remodel
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VBAS Awarded $44,950 for Amelia Brown Kitchen Remodel

“The intellectual and physical needs of the individuals with developmental disabilities attending Vivian B. Adams School vary tremendously; a common need among all individuals at VBAS, as well as the surrounding community is the need for food and nutrition literacy.  The challenge for VBAS is the lack of a specialized kitchen facility needed for teaching...

First “Coffee Chat” for Parents and Professionals a Success!!
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First “Coffee Chat” for Parents and Professionals a Success!!

On February 20, 2019, VBAS held our first “Coffee Chat” for parents and professionals.  Angie Strebeck, Progress Center, gave several good tips for parents working with ABA therapists in the home.  Dr. Doris Hill, Auburn University,RAN (Regional Autism Network) and Maria Gutierrez, LACARA (Lee County Autism Resource and Advocacy) also joined us, providing “hands-on” resources...

VBAS Awarded $10,000 Alabama Power Efficency Forward Grant
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VBAS Awarded $10,000 Alabama Power Efficency Forward Grant

With the mandated closing of our sheltered workshop at Vivian B. Adams School, the school board voted to remodel the actual building into a comfortable, multipurpose activity space.  VBAS was recently awarded a $10,000 Efficiency Forward Grant from Alabama Power Company.  This money was used to add LED lighting to our new building, providing the...

28th Annual Claybank 5K, Walk and Fun Run…In the Books !
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28th Annual Claybank 5K, Walk and Fun Run…In the Books !

  The 28th Annual Claybank 5K, Walk and Fun Run was a great success !  Many thanks to our sponsors, runners, walkers and volunteers for helping us to raise over $7,500 for our tuition aid programs at VBAS !! Congratulations to overall male winner, Will Scott, Headland,  finishing with a time of 20:18 and overall...

Celebrating National Farm to School Month
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Celebrating National Farm to School Month

Planting, harvesting and enjoying !!  The VBAS Family has been busy celebrating National Farm to School Month with visits to the tunnel house and fun activities helping us to remember “where our food comes from”.  On Friday, we participated in National Farm to School Lunch Week by adding freshly harvested local ( grown here on...

Honoring Our Staff
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Honoring Our Staff

During the Vivian B. Adams School Open House, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018,  the VBAS Family was privileged to honor OVER half of the staff and school board members for their years of dedicated service. In a world where most people will hold 12-15 jobs during their lifetime, it is a tribute to the staff...

Nature Clubhouse/Outdoor Classroom Dedication
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Nature Clubhouse/Outdoor Classroom Dedication

As a part of the Annual Vivian B. Adams School Open House,on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the VBAS Family dedicated it’s new Nature Clubhouse/Outdoor Classroom. The Clubhouse/Classroom was a vision of Greenhouse Manager, Starla Andrews.  This rustic outdoor space was funded through a grant from Wiregrass Resource Conservation and Development.  The handicapped accessible ramp was...

WUW Bus Tour, 2018
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WUW Bus Tour, 2018

http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Wiregrass-United-Way-Campaign-Kickof-Bus-Tour-travels-through-the-Wiregrass–493655911.html   VBAS loves WUW !!  The Wiregrass United Way Bus Tour made Vivian B. Adams School their destination in Dale County.  The WUW group was greeted by the Dale County High School Band and Cheerleaders and was given a loud, “cheer-full” welcome by the staff and individuals at VBAS.  The VBAS Staff was 100%...

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