Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Parent Workshop: "Peace, Love, Harmony, and the IEP!"

Parent to Parent of Georgia will be leading Oconee County School's next Parent Workshop; this training will give parents of students with disabilities and overview of the IEP process.  You'll gain essential communication skills to develop a collaborative relationship with your student's education team!  Join us on Thursday, January 30, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the community room at Oconee Veterans Park (3500 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville); please register at this link:

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Healthcare for Adolescents with Autism

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health, invites you to participate in an interactive live webinar on Transition of Care: Autism.
“Healthcare Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism”
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Click Here to Register: link

Monday, December 16, 2019

Registration for ESP After School Classes

Extra Special People (ESP) in Watkinsville offers a variety of after school enrichment programs for individuals with disabilities - for Spring 2020 there will be classes in music, sports, theater, dance, yoga, cooking, and much more!  There are off-campus programs too; check out the class schedule below!  Classes begin January 13 and run through April 16.  New to ESP?  Attend the next New Parent Meeting (contact ESP at 706-769-9333).  For class description details, and information on how to register, visit this link: ESP 360

Friday, December 13, 2019

"Intelligent Lives" Movie Screening

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. This unique film challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.
FREE movie but food and drink is on you!
January 8, 2020
Studio Movie Grill, 3850 Venture Drive, Duluth, GA 30096
Happy Hour Networking 6:00 - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm Movie seating/Show starts at 7:30 pm
Seating Limited! Must have a ticket - reserve yours here: MOVIE

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Webinar: Early Planning for College / Career Success!

The Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium will host another webinar next week in their series of parent learning opportunities.  "Early Planning for Maximum Success after High School"  will give parents strategies for making the move from high school to college/career independence for their student with a disability!  The webinar will be Wednesday, December 11, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Visit this link to learn more and to register for this free training:

Monday, November 18, 2019

Big Hearts in Bloom!

Extra Special People (ESP) hosts the best night of the year at the Classic Center in Athens!  The Big Hearts pageant will be on Saturday, February 15, 2020 - this year's theme is Big Hearts in Bloom.  Come join a packed house at the Classic Center as ESP's participants shine, leaving their disabilities in the wings as they take the stage!  Tickets are on sale now online or at the Classic Center Box Office:  

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fun with Santa!

Barrow County Family Connection has arranged for a special time with Santa, for young children with special needs!  On Thursday, November 14, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, at the Wimberly Center in Winder (163 MLK Jr. Drive, Winder). Donations accepted - bring your own camera!