Thursday, September 13, 2018

Parenting With Impact

ImpactADHD is a great resource for families with kids who live with ADHD!  Informative articles, webcasts, and information about live workshops, all in one place!  A new article was just posted on tips for checking in on your kid and monitoring their school stuff without driving them (and you) crazy - click on this link: How to check in on kids without nagging!

Remember, Oconee County Schools is sponsoring a workshop with Elaine Taylor-Klaus from ImpactADHD on Monday, September 24, at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium at North Oconee High School!  Be sure to register for this awesome free training by September 19 - by emailing amccollum@oconeeschools.org.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Destination Dawgs Information Session

Destination Dawgs, the University of Georgia's inclusive education program, will hold a Fall Information Session on Tuesday, October 9th, at 1:00 pm in the Main Library's Instructional Lab.  A campus walking tour will follow at 2:30.  To register for this event, visit this link:  Destination Dawgs
To learn more about this program, visit the website at https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ihdd/destination-dawgs




Monday, August 27, 2018

Parent Workshop on ADHD

The first Oconee County Schools parent workshop of this school year will be a unique opportunity!  Elaine Taylor-Klaus, of ImpactADHD, will be leading a free workshop especially for parents of students who struggle with ADHD.  Through this presentation, parents can learn, connect, and manage the reality of life with ADHD, and develop creative strategies for success!  ImpactADHD is an award-winning online resource, offering a unique "coaching" method to support parents; visit  https://impactadhd.com/ to learn more!

Join us on Monday, September 24, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, in the Fine Arts Auditorium at North Oconee High School (1081 Rocky Branch Road, Bogart 30622).  Please register by September 19 to reserve your spot, by email or phone:  amccollum@oconeeschools.org or 706-769-5130 x 1210. There is no charge to attend!

This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn AND to ask questions - be sure to register! 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

GCDD Making A Difference Magazine

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) publishes a quarterly magazine on issues surrounding Georgians living with disability.  The Summer 2018 issue is particularly great!  There is info on voting, back to school, and social skills - check it out here:
https://gcdd.org/news-a-media/making-a-difference-magazine/3214-making-a-difference-summer-2018.html

Monday, August 20, 2018

Afterschool Programs at Extra Special People

ESP 360 Registration is under way for Fall 2018!  There are a wide variety of fun enrichment programs available, Monday - Thursday, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Most programs are held at the ESP Campus in Watkinsville, but a few are at other community locations (eg. ESPiranhas is at the YWCO pool). Check out the schedule below!  For further information and costs, contact Extra Special People at 706-769-9333, or click here: ESP Programs

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Butterfly Dreams Farm 5K

Butterfly Dreams Farm is hosting a 5K on Saturday, September 1; proceeds will provide scholarships for children with special needs to enjoy the many therapeutic benefits of working with horses!  The race will begin at Briarwood Baptist Church on Highway 53 in Watkinsville.  See the flyer below for more information, and register at this link:

https://www.classicraceservices.com/2016-calendar/2018/9/1/butterfly-dreams-5k-and-lap-of-love






Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Social Skills Group

Welcome back to a new school year!  If your student struggles with developing social skills, you may be interested in a new opportunity in our area.  "Friday Night Hangs" will offer classes for students ages 5 - 18, as well as a parent support time (in a different room in the same building).  See the flyer and contact information below!