Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Emory Autism Center Summer Conference

The Emory Autism Center is offering a conference this summer for teachers and family members of individuals with autism.  The theme of this year's conference is "Educational and Behavioral Strategies for the Classroom".  The conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22nd, 2016 at the Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GARegistration fees are $160.00 per person. There is also a group rate of $140.00 each (for groups of 5 or more). This rate is valid until July 1st, 2016. After July 1 the fees are $175.00 per person and $160.00 each (for groups of 5 or more).  Educators, Behavior Specialists, Psychologists, Family Members, and individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are encouraged to attend.  You can find more information on the conference and the registration contact information from the conference brochure here:  Emory Autism Conference.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Summer Social Skills

In addition to the collaboration between Yoga Sprouts and Holistic Therapies that was posted earlier, Michelle Herron has planned a series of weekly classes this summer, for children who struggle with social interactions or self-regulation.  Children with autism or a related disability will meet together with a therapist in a group setting, to play games, maintain conversations, and build friendships. Ages 5-7 will meet on Mondays, and ages 8-10 will meet on Thursdays, from 3:30 - 5:00 beginning June 2, at the office at 2340 Prince Avenue, Suite B, Athens.  For more information on cost, and to register, visit www.lasetertherapies.com.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ride for Dreams!

The 3rd Annual Ride for Dreams event is happening this Saturday, MAY 7th!  All proceeds benefit Butterfly Dreams Farm, providing therapeutic riding and hippotherapy to children with disabilities.


Cycle World of Athens
4225 Atlanta Hwy, Bogart, GA 30606

Motorcycle registration begins at 9 AM
Activities begin at 11:00 AM, including:

"Kick Stands Up" (Motorcyclists leave for their ride) at 11 AM

*$25 per motorcycle rider, $5 per motorcycle passenger

Athens Area ADHD Support Group

The Athens Area ADHD Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 pm, at the Jennings Mill Golf Clubhouse (1150 Chambers Court,  Watkinsville - near the Epps Bridge/Oconee Connector area).  The topic for this meeting is time management, so please come and learn some new tips, or share any ideas that have worked for you.  This is the last meeting of this school year, so be sure to attend!  RSVP at the link below by Monday May 9!

Athens Area ADHD Support Group

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer Yoga and Social Skills

Come join yoga instructor Rachel Greb, and behavioral therapist Michelle Herron, for two fun weekends this summer!  Students age 6 and up, with autism or a related disability, can learn how to self-regulate behavior through yoga, as well as working on social skills like conversation and turn-taking.  The workshops will be on Saturday June 4, and Saturday August 6, from 1:00 - 3:00, at 675 Pulaski Street, Athens.  To register, visit http:/./bit.ly/yogaandsocialskills

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Educator with Asperger's offers advice

John Miller is a teacher in Florida who was diagnosed with Asperger's as an adult; he has written a book and several articles on his experiences growing up being "different".  He now has a graduate degree and is an educator of students with autism, and speaks to groups all over the country; he shares some of his insights in a recent Washington Post article.  You can read it here.  It's fascinating to read his perspective on educating students who learn differently!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Get Georgia Reading!

This summer, Georgia families have FREE access to over 10,000 digital books!  The partnership between Get Georgia Reading and myON will allow students to explores dozens of categories and genres through August 31, through the myOn mobile app.  Take advantage of this opportunity to build your child's reading skills, at any reading level! Visit http://about.myon.com/GetGAREADING to learn more, and start reading together!