Mercury News: Saratoga’s College of Adaptive Arts earns $2.2 million in state funding

The College of Adaptive Arts–the nation’s first inclusive higher education program for people with differing abilities–was awarded $2.2 million in state funding Friday morning to expand its workforce development program and offerings for students.

The funds, which were announced by state Sen. Dave Cortese, will go toward creating an educational model at the Saratoga-based school that can be replicated at any university campus across the country so students of all abilities can have a college experience.

“These resources, secured by state Sen. Cortese, will allow this innovative lifelong collegiate model to reach full operational fruition for adults who historically have not had access to college education,” said CAA co-founder and executive director Deanna Pursai.

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