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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%...

It’s Claybank 5K, Run, Walk, and Fun Run Time !!
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It’s Claybank 5K, Run, Walk, and Fun Run Time !!

Join us on October 6th for the annual Claybank 5K, Run, Walk, and Fun Run….and this year stay in bed and be a “virtual runner” !! More details and sign up at : https://www.raceentry.com/races/claybank-5k/2018/register  

VBAS Archery Team Competes at the Alabama Archery State Tournament
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VBAS Archery Team Competes at the Alabama Archery State Tournament

  Our VBAS Archery Team competed in the Alabama State Archery Tournament in Dothan on Saturday, August 11th.  They represented us well with Scott Mayer and Derek Hill taking first place in their divisions.  Prince Stokes was third in his division.  Way to go guys !!

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