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The Vista Inspire Program: The Miracle Project Revisited

You may remember the Reach Magazine TV blog post regarding our visit to The Miracle Project, a theater and film arts program where children with special needs and their families can celebrate their uniqueness through creative workshops and artistic programs. In case you missed the post, check it out here.

When participating in The Miracle Project, we learned it was was held at the Vista Inspire Program (VIP) in Vista Del Mar. The Vista Inspire Program was established to serve children with Autism and other special needs and offer multiple programs including The Miracle Project theater program as well as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah educational program.

Within the VIP, a group called Inspired Teens,  13 to 19 year-olds, volunteer their time and services to raise awareness and fundraise for and with children with Autism and other special needs.

To learn more about the Vista Inspire Program, Inspired Teens and working with The Miracle Project, visit their Facebook, Twitter, or to enroll click here.

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Aint No Party Like a Miracle Party

The Miracle Project creates a comfortable environment for children to express their creativity.  It is a theatre and film arts program for children with special needs and their typically developing siblings and peers.

One of the main things I loved about the Miracle Project is Elaine and the other instructors flowed with whatever direction the kid’s wanted to go while still maintaining structure within the program,” says Reach Magazine TV host Sherrie Marlene, “It was very apparent the kids were speaking straight from their heart, and it was refreshing to me because that’s what Reach Magazine TV is. We bring you heart, whether in the form of a child, an organization, or a situation.  It is shedding a little light on the many things that can make a difference in the world and it all starts with the heart.”

Often times the ability of children with special needs are underestimated.  When given the opportunity, these children can show us all in most cases, they have the biggest hearts to give.  That is what the Miracle Project does, it allows children to show their heart, and in return these children inspire others to help change the world. 
 
“After participating in one session of the Miracle project I was left with a new appreciation for my own children; the class made me realize the importance of supporting my children’s creativity.  I look forward to visiting all my new friends at the Miracle Project again.” – Sherrie Marlene 
 

The Miracle Project was documented for an HBO production called Autism: The Musical, which won two Emmy Awards.

Big thanks to Elaine Hall (Founder & Creative Director) and Diane Isaacs (Co-founder & Producer) for having Reach Magazine TV join the Miracle Project for a night of singing, acting, and expression!

“Elaine founded The Miracle Project in order for children to cultivate rich and joyful milestones with new friends, family, and community members. That sense of belonging amplifies each child’s and parent’s sense of thriving growth. Through her program and the many volunteers who come together to assure its success, Elaine is committed to providing the celebratory experiences and connections with one’s peers, which she believes is every child’s birthright.”

November 19, 2009 Posted by | family friendly | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment