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St. Patrick's Day Dance

posted February 21, 2019
St. PatrickJoin us for an inclusive St. Patrick's Day Dance on Friday, March 15 from 7-9. Come learn some dances and make some new friends. Please RSVP by March 11th.
escadvocacy@gmail.com or 724-325-3344
Limited to the first 70 people who register.

Painting With a Purpose - Fundraiser

posted February 21, 2019
Painting With a Purpose - FundraiserEast Suburban Citizen Advocacy will be sponsoring the Painting With a Purpose Fundraiser. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Art From the Heart Scholarship Program. Scholarships will help defer the cost of art classes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Choose from three different shamrock designs.

Drumstix Begins Sept 20 at Clelian Heights

posted September 12, 2018
Drumstix Begins Sept 20 at Clelian HeightsDrumstix is once again resuming at Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children this year. Although the schedule is subject to change, Drumstix begins on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30 and runs through the end of May, 2019.

Clelian Heights Gym - Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost $1.00
Sponsored by East Suburban Citizen Advocacy

September 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18 (No drumming on 10/25)

November 1, 8, 29 (No drumming on 11/15)

December No Drumming

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28 (No drumming on 2/14)

March 7, 14 21, 28

April 4, 11

May 2, 9, 16 Final drumming of this year

Coleen Bortz Instructor 724/882-4169

Alicia Harter 724/837-8120 x500

Inclusive Community Programming 2018

posted September 11, 2018
Inclusive Community Programming 2018 Our mission is to provide advocacy and to build inclusive opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. We envision a community in which all people are appreciated & accepted without question and where dignity and equality are unconditionally enjoyed.

Inclusive Community Programming 2018
*Days/Times subject to change, please contact individual listings to confirm activities or check our website for most current schedule

ESCA Trailblazers Inclusive Running & Biking Club:

Tuesdays Walk/Run at Murrysville Community Park/Miracle Field @ 7PM
Thursdays Bike Ride at Westmoreland Heritage Trail/Robert’s Parcel @ 6:30PM
Saturdays Run/Walk at Murrysville Westmoreland Heritage Trail @ 8AM Contact eastsuburbantrailblazers@gmail.com for more information.

Halloween Hustle: Saturday October 20th, 2018 at 9AM
5K fun run/walk
Registration & Packet Pick up: 7:30 AM Murrysville Community Park Wetlands Pavilion Contact eastsuburbantrailblazers@gmail.com for more information.

Welcome to Music – Invites performers of all ages and abilities to participate in a variety of musical and theatrical performances. Contact welcometomusic.info@gmail.com for more information.

Every Voice Choir- Inclusive choir meets every Monday starting Sept. 17 @ 7PM at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church choir room. The choir provides a great opportunity for friendships, singing and advocacy to happen. Contact everyvoicechoirmurrysville@gmail.com for more information.

Yoga for All and Mindfulness- Fall schedule coming soon! Contact Autumn Sutton wholenessyogatherapy@gmail.com or 412-477-9361 for more information

Art from the Heart is an inclusive art/craft program that meets at the Murrysville ESCA office every Monday morning from 9-10:30 and every other Tuesday evening jewelry making is led by skilled jewelry instructor, LaVerne Von Scio. Contact lavern.esca.jewelry@gmail.com for more information.

Miss Gabi’s Art is Good Inclusive Art Studio is now open in Latrobe, PA. Check out the website at: missgabisartstudio.com or call Miss Gabi at: 412-260-8261

Drumstix is an energetic inclusive program led by Coleen Bortz using large exercise balls and drumsticks to drum to lively music. Classes run September 20th to May 17th on Thursdays, 6-7:30 at Clelian Heights Gym. For more information call ESCA 724-325-3344.

Friendship Club meets every Friday from 11-12 p.m. This inclusive group has lunch at the ESCA office where new friendships are fostered and community connections are encouraged. For more information call ESCA 724-325-3344.

Inclusive Play Groups for ages birth to five where parents/caregivers can share resources and gain socialization for their children is a safe environment. Coming soon!

Moms to Moms is an informal support group for parents of adult children with severe mental health disabilities to share information and resources. Contact Laurel Cepko 724-875-3134 for more information.

-4559 Old William Penn Hwy. Suite 200 Murrysville, PA -724-325-3344 -

MECDC Fashion Show, Taste of Murrysville

posted August 21, 2018
Save the Date, Thursday August 23 6 - 8pm

Franklin Regional Middle School Auditorium

Tickets are $20 online at mecdc.com, Gift Baskets available for raffle