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NEWSLETTER: SUMMER 2020

Our Switch to Virtual Learning

In the middle of March, BHMA moved its day program to a virtual format--allowing our individuals to stay engaged and connected while at home. From lessons and classes, to Zumba workouts and Variety Hour performances, our community has fully embraced remote learning. 

 

Read about our virtual program

 

Connected Creators

Connected Creators, BHMA's multi-user, e-commerce site, puts artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their creativity at the center of the user experience. Its launch provides additional vocational opportunities for our individuals.

 

Read more & browse the marketplace

Celebrating the Class of 2020

BHMA's class of 2020 includes a published novelist and three students who each come from a set of triplets, as well as talented singers, dancers, and piano players. They have spent two years together making music, building vocational skills, taking trips to the bank, and cooking meals in our teaching kitchen. We are proud of all of our eleven graduates and are excited to celebrate them when we are able to do so!

Thesis Explores BHMA's Music-Infused Program

In 2016 Ewie Erasmus traveled from South Africa to South Hadley to conduct research for her doctoral dissertation. She recently completed her thesis, which uses BHMA as a case study.

 

Read about her research findings

Virtual Variety Hour

Watch LIVE member Paige Phillips sing "1234" with Music Instructor Brianna Rzeznik for a recent virtual Variety Hour performance.

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South Hadley, MA 01075

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