Wednesday, May 14, 2014
A Boston Red Sox fan who has Down syndrome recently achieved the goal of a lifetime and sang the National Anthem at a game at Fenway Park. It's pretty amazing - you may want to have a tissue handy when you watch this...
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Autism Center at Emory University offers summer workshops through the Monarch Program to provide education to parents and teachers of students with autism. This summer's workshop theme is "Educating Students with ASD: Overcoming Barriers and Building for Success". The workshop will be offered July 10 - 11 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center; early bird registration (before June 1) is $140 for two days of workshop sessions! Check out the brochure: Monarch Autism Workshop for more details on this great learning opportunity for both families and educators!
Monday, May 5, 2014
FOCUS is a non-profit that serves families of children with disabilities, primarily in the metro Atlanta area. They offer many programs for parents and for children; this week, Debbie Dobbs, an advocate & consultant, will present a FREE Step by Step Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver Seminar. Learn exactly what you need to do in order to fill out the application in an interactive format. Friday May 9th from 10-1 she will be speaking at the FOCUS office and will help families understand the application process for the Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver. RSVP to Elizabeth firstname.lastname@example.org or call FOCUS for more details at 770-234-9111. The FOCUS office is located at 3825 Presidential Parkway, Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30340. For more information on FOCUS, check out their brochure here
Monday, April 28, 2014
The University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic is offering four, 2-week programs for children and adults this summer. From the "Puppy Dawgs" program for children ages 3-6, to the "CARE Dawgs" program for adults, there is an option for everyone who seeks additional support with speech. The deadline for registration has been extended to May 23: click on this link for information on schedule and costs: UGA Summer Speech Programs
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
As previously advertised, the final ESPlanning Ahead workshop in our 3-workshop series will be held tonight, April 22, on the topic of guardianship, wills and trusts. At 6:30 pm, at the ESP Cottage (189 VFW Drive, Watkinsville), local attorney Dennise Grayson will give guidance on the process of planning for your child's financial future! All parents who are interested in this topic are welcome to attend.
Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to let you know about an opportunity for learning about the environment this summer. The Georgia Aquarium offers Camp H2O throughout the summer to give kids an inside look at the animals and environments of the aquatic realm. During the first week of June, staff and counselors, in collaboration with the Marcus Institute, offer a week of camp experience for children with special needs! Campers will learn about the animals and their habitats as they explore the galleries at the Georgia Aquarium. Campers will create a travel scrapbook by compiling drawings, journal entries and more, reinforcing their experience by engaging in arts and craft projects, games and other activities. This experience is designed for children ages 5 - 8. For more information, visit Camp H2O.