$15 for pre-registered guests before July 11th. Register online at http://cilbrowardadaexpo.com/fashion-show/ or call Yesse at 954-722-6400 for tickets.
Registration at the door will be $20 per person. Tickets on-site during the expo will be available for sale on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th all day at the Registration Counter.
For the third year in a row, the Center for Independent Living of Broward will offer a fabulous fashion show, giving people with disabilities the opportunity to showcase their abilities and creativity on the runway without limits. Last year’s show spotlighted 21 models of different abilities, ranging from cognitive, physical, and developmental disabilities. In fact, some of last year’s models were integrated into mainstream fashion shows.
This year’s ADA Fashion Show will feature performing artist, Jalen Depew, as a featured act. As a child, Jalen was diagnosed with Autism. His talent and love for music has helped him overcome the many obstacles that may come his way. By the time he was 11, this young man had already performed at Cruzan Amphitheater, Hard Rock Live, (backing up Foreigner), The Big Easy, Kitchen 305, Jada Coles and Upstairs at the Van Dyke on Lincoln Rd., accompanying the Jacob Jeffries Band as well as venues throughout South Florida. He even made it as far as to be a contestant in the popular show, America’s Got Talent and made it the 3rd round! In addition. he has done shows with School of Rock at The Dubliner, Lucky’s, Original Fat Cats, Exit 66 and more. Jalen plays several instruments including keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, and his favorite: 4 and 6 string bass, in addition to singing. Now at 13, he is a 7th grade student at Seminole Middle School, where he is a part of the Jazz Band. Jalen is an commendable young man who refuses to let anything stop him!
This unique program increases self-confidence, motivation, leadership, creativity, and social skills while practicing integration into the community. Youth of all ages, both alumni models and new ones, will participate in the Center For Independent Living of Broward’s Fashion Show!