As the first blind finalist on “American Idol,” MacIntyre was called “an inspiration to the entire world through your commitment, through your talent” by former judge Paula Abdul. Visually impaired since birth, he started playing piano by ear at age three, began classical lessons at six, and subsequently learned to play organ, guitar, bass and drums. MacIntyre has appeared on Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Today Show, Canada AM, Larry King Live, Hour of Power, Access Hollywood, among others and has been profiled on CNN, Headline News, FOX International, Global TV, Sky News Europe, TV Guide, TBN, and local news affiliates across the country. In 2010, MacIntyre was honored by Dr. Robert and Arvella Schuller with the annual award for “promoting positive values in the media” at the Crystal Cathedral in California. Past honorees include Dr. Phil McGraw, John Tesh, Kathy Ireland, Twila Paris, and Roger Williams.
"People with disabilities have unlimited creative potential just like everyone else; sometimes all it takes is the right organization to lend a helping hand. Community Options is that organization and provides the tools they need in order to be successful,"
MacIntyre’s contagious spirit of optimism and heartfelt stories take his audience on an emotional journey of love and yearning, hardship and hope, from someone who deeply understands the challenge of overcoming enormous adversity. Having always forged ahead when the world said to give up, Scott MacIntyre continues to be an inspiration to all who hear his music and story.
“Having Scott perform at our annual spring fundraiser is a tremendous honor. Scott is relevant to our cause and we are very grateful that he is helping us to advance our mission of developing homes and employment for people with disabilities,”
You can see Scott perform at Grounds For Sculpture on Friday, May 20, 2011 starting at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online through Community Options Eventbrite site at http://coispring.eventbrite.com.
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Community Options is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Robert Stack that works to develop homes and employment for people with disabilities. Community Options operates in 37 cities across 10 states supporting thousands of people with disabilities and their families with the help of over 2,500 employees.