December 18, 2020: Connections

A monthly newsletter for ASB Participants and Learners

Welcome to ASB’s Participant Newsletter

Welcome to Connections, ASB’s new participant newsletter! This newsletter will be a monthly resource for all things ASB. Read on for upcoming events, program schedules and other opportunities to explore. Feel free to forward this email along to anyone who may be interested in our programs and resources.

Happy Holidays!

2020 has been a year full of challenges, but as we reflect on this year, we wanted to extend our thanks to all of you. We are so grateful to have been able to continue education and training, peer support programs, enrichment opportunities and more – all by phone or online – but more importantly, we have been so thankful for your flexibility and persistence in our virtual environment.

With the holidays upon us, our staff will be taking some well-deserved time off (we hope you will, too!) from Wednesday, December 23 at noon through Friday, December 25. Our staff will also be off on Friday, January 1. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a safe, happy and healthy holiday season, and we look forward to connecting in the new year!

But first, scroll down for a few opportunities that are available to you as an ASB participants for some holiday entertainment!

Audio-Described George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Performed by the Pennsylvania Ballet

A holiday favorite, Pennsylvania Ballet has announced a digital encore presentation of the company’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. This program is exclusively available for ASB participants. Please use this link and code below for FREE access to the audio-described performance starting at 7:30 p.m. on December 16 through December 25.

  • To access the event, go to, click on “BUY TEN-DAY PACKAGE”

  • Enter registration information and use code ASERVBLNUT20 in the ENTER PROMO CODE window for free access

Heroes of the Forth Turning Audio-Described Play Presented by Wilma Theater

The Wilma Theater is digitally presenting its production of the play, Heroes of the Fourth Turning. ASB participants can access a link to the audio-described performance here. The play is available through December 20.

Stay in Touch

Have questions about ASB’s programs and resources? Looking to get more involved? Please contact ASB’s Participant Navigator, Lexi Jones at