SPOKANE, Wash. - They've been rehearsing for months, but now, students at the Spokane Falls Community College PACE program are ready to show off their hidden talents.
40 adults with intellectual disabilities will step into the lime light for the performance of their lives.
"They'll say their proudest moment is when they were on that stage, that they can say, please look past my disability," said Judy Mandeville, instructor at PACE. It's a program giving adults with intellectual disabilities the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the workforce.
The students here fill out time sheets and even sign contracts. But at the end of the year, they use art to build self-confidence. A talent show on June 9th will showcase their hard work. "We're hoping to fill the auditorium this year," said Mandeville.
"Students are able to have anywhere form three to five minutes to get up on stage, and perform whatever talent they want," said PACE instructor Eric Moede, "It's our third annual show."
Some will sing, others will dance, but everyone brings something unique to the show.
"The theme stone soup this year is all about what we all bring to the mix. That we're all in this together, that there is no person more valuable than another," said Mandeville.
You can see these stars in action June 9th from 6 to 8:15 p.m. inside the music auditorium at Spokane Falls Community College. Tickets are free but donations will be accepted.
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