Thursday, November 17, 2016

Butterfly Dreams Farm Winter Festival

Butterfly Dreams Farm invites the community to come to the annual Winter Festival and Horse Show on Sunday, December 4, from 12 - 4 pm.  Come visit the farm and play games, make crafts, have snacks, bid on silent auction items, and watch as the students in Butterfly Dreams therapeutic riding program demonstrate their skills!  The judges include members of UGA's equestrian team.  Visit and learn more about Butterfly Dreams Farm (2981 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville)!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sleep Strategies for Teens with ASD

Autism Speaks has developed a booklet on sleep strategies for families of teens with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). "Many people with ASD have trouble with sleep throughout their life. This can be stressful for them and for their families. The major sleep problems are trouble falling asleep and waking often at night. These problems are often related, so creating habits that help someone fall asleep more easily may also help them stay asleep during the night."  You can find a copy of the booklet here: Sleep & Teens with ASD


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Athens Area ADHD Support Group

Athens Area ADHD Support Group


“Gadgets and Tech That Help Me with My ADHD

Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
7 - 8:30 pm EST
1800 Hog Mountain Road Building 1000, Suite 101 Watkinsville, Ga 30677

We're still looking for committee members who would be willing to help us make an impact in the community by taking part in running this support group. Some but not all of the things we need help with are as follows. You don't need to already know how to do any of them. Just be willing to learn.
  • Creating Email's Just Like This One
  • Managing Our Facebook Page
  • Answering Questions from Interested People about the Support Group
  • Putting Up Flyers or Posters
  • Calling Schools and Educators
  • Calling Medical Providers
  • Researching Content for Our Meetings
  • Changing Content on Our Website (Coming Soon)
Please email athensareaadhd@gmail.com to RSVP for the meeting on Nov. 15, and/or if you're interested in making lifelong friends and helping our community better understand what ADHD is - and how we can help each other embrace its' unique opportunities and challenges. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"Katie Beckett" workshop to be rescheduled

"Katie Beckett" Workshop UPDATE - To Be Rescheduled

Ms. Dobbs is dealing with a family illness and will not be available on November 10 - but we will definitely re-schedule her as soon as possible!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Katie Beckett" Workshop UPDATE - To Be Rescheduled

Ms. Dobbs is dealing with family illness and will not be available on November 10 - but we will definitely re-schedule her as soon as possible!  

Children with disabilities, who may not normally qualify for Medicaid because their parent's income or resources exceed the eligibility requirements, may still be able to receive Medicaid through the "Katie Beckett" program.  This waiver gives children with disabilities under age 18 access to Medicaid if they meet certain eligibility criteria.  Want to learn more?  Consultant Debbie Dobbs has years of experience guiding parents through the application process for Katie Beckett, and she will be leading a workshop for us!  Plan to attend on Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 pm at Oconee Veterans Park (3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville).  Register today to reserve your seat: https://goo.gl/forms/falQodpYHzF4Da5g1   Questions?  Email amccollum@oconeeschools.org.