Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wild Science Weekend Recap

Via West kicked off the new year last weekend with our Wild Science Weekend. We spent time in our laboratory concocting all sorts of wild and crazy experiments, including learning how to use salt to make ice cream in a plastic bag!

We took a field trip to the San Jose Tech Museum where we played and learned about lights, rockets, earthquakes, and more.

Once back on campus, we held our own science fair where did more experiments and made fun take home projects, like lava lamps and crystal pictures. The weekend would not have been complete without the dance and talent show. We also went on a scavenger hunt, learned some cool science iPad apps, and fired off some baking soda bottle rockets.

To see more pictures from this weekend, please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bid now on beautiful quilt to support Via Services!

This stunning Quilt by artist Felicia Horowitz is a reproduction of the Woman with The Hat by Matisse. It took over 3 years to delicately fuse together over 2,000 small squares and strips of fabric.

Felicia Horowitz has graciously donated it for auction at the 18th Annual Via Ball. In creating this labor of love, Felicia hopes to bring awareness and to create opportunities for children with disabilities to be an integral part of the fabric of our society. Whoever acquires this art gem will ensure that the fabric of their own future will be graced with visual pleasure forever. The Quilt is 52x38."

Click here to see how you can pre-bid on this item before the February 8th Via Ball.

On behalf of the Via Services Board of Directors, staff and the families we serve, please accept our sincerest thank you for your support!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Play Your Way

Via Services will be at the Play Your Way event at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose on Saturday, January 26th from 5:30pm-8:00pm.

This event is for families with children ages 2-15 with autism. The cost is $20.00 per family. There will be special exhibits and a resource fair. The event is invitation only, so click here to RSVP and purchase a ticket, and don't forget to stop by the Via booth and