Ho Ho Ho ! Guess who came to campus on Saturday, looking for good girls and boys and spreading holiday cheer? You guessed it! Blue Santa! Santa arrived with an impressive array of vehicles, large sack of gifts and lots of volunteer helpers to insure that everyone in attendance enjoyed the festivities. As you can see from the pictures, everyone was in the Christmas spirit with red and green sweaters and hats.

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What could be better than meeting the Sugar Plum Fairy up close and personal? Thanks to the Tobin Center of the Performing Arts, people with special needs are invited to attend performances of classic theater that have been adapted for those who may be frightened by loud speakers or annoyed by bright lights. What a wonderful gift to the City of San Antonio!

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At Mission Road, our Christian faith is the foundation of the work we do each day. Christmas is our favorite time of year as we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ and his teaching to lovingly care for and help one another. All month long, Reverend Jim De Hoog tells the Christmas story during Bible and song as our outdoor nativity scene grows a little each day. There are holiday dances, gift exchanges, and lots of secret Santa activities.

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How many people were around YOUR table for Thanksgiving? The Mission Road kitchen staff, led by the ever positive Linda Villareal, served 151 meals to our free.to.be adult day services program! And boy, do we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

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Thanks to Zachry Group, our free.to.be program participants were treated to a Rampage hockey game yesterday.  Although the weather is still mild outside, the AT&T Center gets down right freezing when it's hockey time! One important part of the free.to.be curriculum is getting all clients out into the community for field trips on a regular basis.  As you can see from the pictures, everyone had a great time.

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Mission Road Ministries special needs adults

Nick Welch has a dream...a dream to be a social worker and help others the way professionals in his life have helped him. This is something Nick has wanted to do for quite some time, so with the help of his Mission Road house staff, he finally took the leap. He makes his own Via trans arrangements to get to and from San Antonio College on time for class. He has made TONS of new friends and has lots of classmates in the 2 classes he attends Monday and Thursday. He will even be in a play soon!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Mission Road has got its pink on! All around our campus, pink ribbons, bows, signs and flamingoes are competing for space with spiders, pumkins, and bats. You know we love Fall with the beautiful weather and all our favorite holidays so we are ready! Bring on the Turkeys! 

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When Fall comes to Texas our free.to.be classrooms get outside and take full advantage of the wonderful weather! Not only are we having fun, we are working on fine and gross motor skills, working as a team, and helping on another. Enjoy the pictures!

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The ladies of our Sugarhill and Windgap home and community services (HCS) homes enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Port Aransas last weekend.  You may think that summer is the best time to visit the beach but these ladies would beg to differ. Their wonderful house manager and trip chaperone, Ruby Vegas, had this to say," We had a great time in Port Aransas. The weather was exceptional and the home we rented was beautiful". Sounds like we all need to plan a trip really soon! 

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On September 26th, Parsons Dance Company held a very special performance at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and of course, our free.to.be participants were all in attendance!  The Tobin will begin to regularly offer sensory-friendly performances designed to create a welcoming performing arts experience for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other cognitive disabilities and sensory sensitivities.

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