Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ESP Spring Recital

If you'd like to learn more about ESP (Extra Special People), then plan to attend the Spring Recital on Sunday, April 30!



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Advocacy Training Part 2

Georgia Hands and Voices is offering part 2 of their free parent training, to provide educational advocacy skills to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, or have other disabilities. Advocacy, Support and Training (ASTra) Part 2 will be on Saturday, April 22, from 10 am - 2 pm at the Watkinsville campus of Extra Special People (ESP), 189 VFW Drive, Watkinsville. While supplies last, attendees will receive a free copy of "Educational Advocacy: The Hands and Voices Guidebook"!  Childcare is available as well to those who register.  Reserve your place & register for this wonderful workshop by contacting Deshonda Washington at deshonda@gahandsandvoices.org or 470-991-9165 before April 17.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sifting Through Your Parental Rights

Oconee Schools, Special Education and Parent to Parent of Georgia will present "Sifting Through Your Parental Rights" on Monday, April 17, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Oconee Veterans Park community room (3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville).  This workshop will provide parents of students with disabilities an overview of their rights under IDEA, including confidentiality, consent, prior notice, free and appropriate public education (FAPE), and dispute resolution methods. To register, please visit this link:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Georgia Hands & Voices Advocacy Training

Georgia Hands and Voices is offering a free parent training, to provide educational advocacy and support to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  There will be two Saturday sessions - the first will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 10 am - 2 pm at the Watkinsville campus of Extra Special People (ESP), 198 VFW Drive. This wonderful training will give parents the tools they need to be effective advocates for their students!  While supplies last, attendees will receive a free copy of "Educational Advocacy: The Hands and Voices Guidebook"! Contact Deshonda Washington at deshonda@gahandsandvoices.org or 470-991-9165 to register, before March 20.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dream Bigger, Aim Higher! Parent Workshop

Parent to Parent of Georgia and Oconee County Schools are offering a workshop for parents of students with disabilities: "Dream Bigger, Aim Higher!" Parents will learn strategies for developing their own advocacy skills, to better support their child - as well as ways to encourage the development of self-advocacy skills in their children!  This training will be held Saturday, March 18, from 9 am - 1 pm in the counseling center at North Oconee High School (1081 Rocky Branch Road, Bogart).  This will be a "brown bag" day, so please bring your own lunch; drinks will be provided.  To register, visit this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/Sf7ex6cZwwU7G0CK2


Monday, March 6, 2017

Extra Special People Summer Registration!

Registration is now open for summer camp at Extra Special People in Watkinsville!  Registration will be open from March 1 - March 31; there are six weeks of day camp, and two weeks of overnight camp, for a summer full of fun!  For summer 2017, ESP campers will explore a theme of  "ESP: Tribal Summer".  To learn more about ESP Summer 2017, visit http://extraspecialpeople.com/what-we-do/ and click on "Camp"!