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Newsletter - September 2023

Exciting News: OCCTAC Unveils Its New Website

We're thrilled to announce our all-new website at This user-centric platform offers streamlined navigation, enhanced accessibility, and dynamic features like an interactive calendar and easy online registration. Explore our programs, stay updated with news, and discover ways to support our mission. Join us as we empower young talent and positively impact our community.


All Abilities Celebration

Exceptional Performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

We're thrilled to shine a spotlight on our students' exceptional performances at the All Abilities Celebration, which took place on Saturday, July 29, at the prestigious Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Their unwavering dedication and hard work truly shone through, and we couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments. We're profoundly grateful for the opportunity to nurture their artistic growth at OCCTAC, and we eagerly anticipate the many more inspiring moments that lie ahead.


Roberto and Jesús Reyes

Celebrating Remarkable Achievements

A standing ovation is in order for Roberto and Jesús Reyes, our exceptional talents who have clinched victory at the IAMPT Foundation's International Music Festival for Musicians with Disabilities. Their dedication, talent, and hard work have truly paid off, and we couldn't be prouder. We also extend our heartfelt congratulations to their amazing teacher, Phoebe Stanciell, whose guidance and support have played a pivotal role in this remarkable achievement. Your success is an inspiration to us all, and we look forward to witnessing your continued musical journey. Bravo!


22nd Annual Festival of Children

The Sky's The Limit

What a whirlwind of talent, creativity, and community spirit we experienced at the OCCTAC Student Showcase on September 16th at South Coast Plaza! Our students stole the show with their remarkable performances, leaving us in awe of their passion and dedication. A heartfelt thank-you to everyone who joined us, supported our young talents, and contributed to the success of this event. Your presence and enthusiasm made it truly special. We're immensely proud of our students, and events like these remind us why we do what we do - to nurture and showcase their incredible abilities.


Joining forces with OCPSC for a Safer, Sustainable Future!

We're excited to share a powerful partnership between OCCTAC and the Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications (OCPSC). Together, we're on a mission to educate, inform, and inspire change in the face of two critical challenges: extreme heat and water conservation.


Empowering Youth: Family Support Services

We're thrilled to offer Family Support Services every Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. at OCCTAC, exclusively for youth ages 15-20. This initiative was made possible with support from the OC Health Care Agency through the Mental Health Services Act.

Participation is completely FREE, but registration is required – simply call us at 714.547.5468 to secure your spot!

Ways to Help OCCTAC

Your contributions help us provide valuable programs to our students and families. You can donate cash, visual arts supplies, musical instruments, or office supplies. You can also support us through Amazon Smile.

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) 501(c) (3) – Tax ID # 33-0930891

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