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. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Automatic for Autism

Automatic for Autism, which raises funds for the University of Georgia ABA Clinic, is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 1, at Cine' on Hancock Avenue in Athens.  "The Faces of Autism in Athens" will begin with a resource fair for families of people with autism at 4:00, followed by a screening of the movie "Temple Grandin".  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted (and are encouraged!).  Jittery Joe's Coffee will also be selling their special "Automatic" blend coffee, and t-shirts will be available for purchase; proceeds will go to the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Clinic at the University of Georgia, to provide scholarships that will allow families of children with autism to have access to therapy.  Please join us!






Monday, March 23, 2015

"Got Hormones" - The Sequel!

Back by popular demand - there will be another parent workshop on adolescent development in children with disabilities!  The "Got Hormones?" workshop will be Monday, March 30, at the Oconee Veteran's Park community meeting room, at 6:30 pm.  We will review some of the same material that was covered in the fall workshop, as well as some additional information, so all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend (even if you attended in October).  This workshop is particularly helpful to parents of late elementary through high school aged students.  For more information, check out this link: Got Hormones? flyer

Please register by Friday March 27 by emailing amccollum@oconeeschools.org . This is the second in a 3-workshop series for families and caregivers of students with special needs.  Check the workshop calendar to the right to see other upcoming learning opportunities!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

iCan Shine Bike Camp in Conyers

The iCan Shine Bike program is coming to Conyers this summer!  This program is a safe, fun, proven method for teaching individuals with disabilities to ride a two-wheeled bicycle independently.  Riders attend camp for 75 minutes a day for 5 consecutive days.  The camp will be held July 6 - 10 at Rockdale County High School; here's the flyer with contact information:  iCan Bike Camp flyer