Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oconee Special Olympics

Oconee Special Olympics is an accredited agency of Special Olympics Georgia, offering the opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities to participate in sports at the local, area, and state level!  We kicked off our year with a parent meeting last night, and student athletes will begin training soon for basketball and bowling at Area Games in November!  Information on Oconee Special Olympics can be found HERE.
More information on Special Olympics Georgia can be found at their website HERE .

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Special Olympics Athlete's Oath

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Quiet Mornings" at Tellus Science Museum

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville is an amazing, hands-on science museum in Cartersville, Georgia.  This weekend, August 26 & 27, they will host "Quiet Mornings", an environment with less crowding and less sensory stimulation - perfect for our students with sensory challenges.  To ensure that numbers remain low, you must register for this event by calling (770) 606-5700.  Visit the Tellus website for more information on the museum, and for directions! http://tellusmuseum.org/

Thursday, August 17, 2017

New Parent Workshop Calendar

Check out the calendar of upcoming Oconee Parent Workshops for the 2017-2018 school year!  You'll find it under "Resources", on the right side of this page.  Topics include an overview of Special Olympics, making the transition to college for students with learning differences, sibling relationships, organizing your student's IEP paperwork, and more!  Registration will be sent out separately for each event, but make note now of the ones you plan to attend!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Butterfly Dreams Farm 5K

Butterfly Dreams Farm in Watkinsville offers equine-assisted therapy; riders work together with horses and therapists to achieve their goals!  The Butterfly Dreams 5K is an important fundraiser for this amazing organization; the race will be Saturday, September 2, at 8 am, beginning at Briarwood Baptist Church on Highway 53.   For more information, visit Butterfly Dreams 5K

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ease the Back to School Transition

Understood.org is a great website with lots of articles and information for families of students with learning or attention issues.  In honor of the first day of school (!), here's an article with tips to ease that transition from summertime to school! Click here: Back to School


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Self-Employment Workshop

Sharing... this upcoming workshop from AADD is about self-employment for people with disabilities:

SOAR: A PATHWAY TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT

Georgia Microboards Association and Synergies Work, Inc.are excited to invite you to our first gathering on self employment and economic independence. You'll explore and learn about self employment for your loved one or your client/student with a disability.
You are invited to join us for a day of learning and sharing. Be around others who share your desires and concerns. Learn how you can build a sustainable and meaningful employment by giving purpose to your passion and talent. We have an impressive line up of speakers to guide you on your journey to success. Feel free to share this event with others who might benefit from being at the event or connecting with the community of entrepreneurs. 
Event Date/ Time: Friday, August 11, 2017, from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm 
Event Venue: Family Support Center, AADD, All About Developmental Disabilities
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30030

Kindly register below to reserve your seat as we have limited space.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35747579974?aff=3687c5187d