Stories tagged with: Cassandra McDonald

July 23, 2015 - 5:27pm
6 weeks 1 day ago

The CASS MIND Autism Learning Center took over the Tree House July 23, to spotlight those living with autism by showing off their musical talents.

The Arts and Autism Initiative is based in Columbus and CEO of the CASS MIND Autism Learning Center Cassandra McDonald brought the initiative to the local community.

"Every embellishment helps a community to grow and that's what we're all about," said McDonald. "We love Zanesville. We live here and we want to see it grow...

July 21, 2015 - 6:20pm
6 weeks 3 days ago

 The CASS Mind Academy is bringing a new initiative to Zanesville.

The Arts & Autism in Ohio Initiative is in Columbus, and Cassandra McDonald wants to bring it to Muskingum County. It's a program that gives autistic kids the opportunity for hands on learning in different mediums in the arts.

"We're doing something especially different, introducing to the community," McDonald said. "I belong to an art initiative called Art & Autism in Columbus, Ohio,...

June 7, 2015 - 8:06pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

CASS Camp is back for their 12th year of performing arts, business, and leadership training.

The camp will run through Friday for campers grades K-12. Those in the performing arts will learn about music of all genres the industry. Those interested in business and leadership will learn about etiquette, debate, and speech. CEO and Director of CASS camp Cassandra McDonald said the camp is all about showing youth they can do anything they set their mind to.

"It's a chance...

May 14, 2015 - 5:49pm
16 weeks 1 day ago

An international tenor is coming to Zanesville to give two separate performances.

Jesús Hernández began his career as an opera singer in the year 2008. Hernández will be performing at the Buckingham House on Saturday at 7PM. All of the proceeds will go toward the CASS-MIND Academy. Hernández told us what it means for him to be able to take part.

"It's kind of leaving a little piece of me into something this big. It's kind of like putting a little stone into something that is...

April 26, 2015 - 8:47pm
18 weeks 5 days ago

One local group gave the community the opportunity to enjoy the sun today!

The C.A.S.S. M.I.N.D. Academy had an Autism Walk at the Buckingham House on Moxahala Avenue. Those who attended enjoyed food, live music, the chance to meet an intervention specialist and an educational opportunity to learn more about what autism is. CEO Cassandra McDonald says all of the money raised goes back to the academy's cause.

"It goes toward the tuition and the things that we need to help out...

April 23, 2015 - 8:08pm
19 weeks 1 day ago

Tamara Brown of the Black Theater Workshop of Montreal made a visit to Zanesville.

The purpose of her visit was to familiarize herself with the Zanesville area and promote the CASS-Mind Academy, the Pure Arts Center and the new Putnam Project for her summer workshop. Brown will be directing these summer programs.

"What we'll be doing is we'll be doing some acting and movement and theater workshops with youth ages 16 to 18, 5 days a week and it's really an incredible...

June 8, 2014 - 7:45pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

An award winning Zanesville camp is gearing up for this year's session which begins Monday.

CASS Camp runs through Friday at Hallowed Hills. While it is celebrating its 11th anniversary, camp CEO Cassandra McDonald said this year's camp is new and improved.

"CASS Camp stands for Creating Artists, Stimulating Success," she said.  "For several years we were just a performing camp, but now we are slash business. So we're business, art, and music. We have a...

April 27, 2014 - 8:38pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Balloons, puzzles and people scattered the lawn at the CASS Mind Academy's Autistic Learning Center Sunday afternoon.

Nearly 200 people came out to the first ever Autism Walk hosted by the school. The event was a way for the community to become familiar with all of the programming that the newly established center has to offer. It also allowed local children and their parents to let loose and have fun.

"This is our conclusion of our Autism Awareness month. We had an affair...

December 17, 2013 - 10:56pm
1 year 37 weeks ago


CASS MIND Academy is now the first organization in Muskingum County to offer an Autistic Learning Center and this past weekend and Tuesday, the school had an open house for interested or current families.

CASS MIND CEO, Cassandra McDonald said her hope is to educate autistic children by identifying their needs. She said what is different about the center, versus a classroom setting, is it is based on each individual.

"Every child has their own individual curriculum,...

December 3, 2013 - 10:05pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

The CASS MIND mentoring service is in its sixth year of establishment and Tuesday night, its members celebrated with a Christmas party and talent show!

The CEO and director of CASS MIND Academy, Cassandra McDonald says Muskingum University students come to the Bethel Mission Lower Putnam Community Center every Tuesday to work with and mentor children from fourth grade through high school.

"What they do is, they mentor them, help them with homework and they address issues...

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