Thursday, May 21, 2015

Emory Autism Workshop

The Emory Autism Center's Monarch Program is hosting a Summer Autism Workshop on July 16-17, at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.  This two-day workshop is primarily for teachers, but parents may also find lots of helpful information; topics will include addressing problematic behavior, use of assistive technology, use of video based instruction, and a look at the Autism Plan for Georgia from the Centers for Leadership in Disability.  Early bird registration ends May 31 - you can find the conference brochure here: Emory Autism Workshop

Monday, May 18, 2015

Webinar: Helping Your Child Stay On Track For Summer

As the school year draws to a close, I know we're all ready for a break!  I wanted to share this learning opportunity with you, though, as you think about plans for summer.  A free webinar is planned for tomorrow evening (Tuesday, May 19), from 7:00 - 8:30 pm; it will be hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and will give you ideas on keeping your child's hard-earned skills from slipping over the summer break.  Be sure to take advantage of this free on-line workshop!  Here's the link to register: LDAA Webinar

Monday, May 11, 2015

National PTA "Special Education Toolkit"

The National Parent Teacher Association website has a great resource, just for parents of students receiving special education services:  The Special Education Toolkit.  This toolkit has information that can help de-mystify the special education process, especially for parents of students who are new to special education - from transitions, to defining terminology, to parent rights, and more.  Check it out here: PTA Special Education Toolkit

Monday, April 20, 2015

2015 Metro Summer Resource Directory

The 2015 Metro Area Summer Resource Directory is an excellent source of information about opportunities for summer activities in and around the Atlanta area!  Use this throughout the summer for ideas for things to do to keep busy this summer; check out the link at right, or click here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Summer Social Skills Group

The Athens Regional Pediatric Rehab group is planning two sessions of summer skills development this summer!  Children ages 4-6, and ages 7-9,  can attend a group on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons, and will work together with therapists on problem solving, cooperation, responding to teasing/bullies, making and keeping friends, and more.  If you have an older child, feel free to contact them - they are open to hosting a group for tweens as well!  Contact Lisa or Marcie at 706-475-5860, or mcochran@armc.org.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Medicaid 101

Planning for the future for your child with a disability can be overwhelming...where do you start?  It's so important to begin early, and make a plan to ensure a bright tomorrow for your child!  Please plan to attend our final Weeknight Workshop of this semester, "Medicaid 101"; we will learn about Medicaid waiver services, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Family Support Services, and more! The workshop will be held at Oconee Veterans Park, in the community meeting room (next to the gym), on Monday, April 20, at 6:30 pm.  For questions or to RSVP, contact amccollum@oconeeschools.org.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Free wheelchair tennis clinic

On Saturday, May 2, there will be a free clinic for those interested in learning wheelchair tennis!  The clinic will be at the Athens Tennis Center, 4460 Lexington Road, Athens, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm.  Regardless of ability or age, come learn the "sport for a lifetime"!  The clinic is sponsored by AIRS (Athens Inclusive Recreation & Sports).  For more information or RSVP, contact jilestes@uga.edu.