Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Myles-a-Part Summer Scholarships

The Myles-a-Part Summer Scholarship program is offering support to families facing autism.  There are scholarships available to assist with summer activities!  The deadline for application is March 31. To learn more about Myles-a-Part, visit http://www.mylesapart.org/aboutus.html.  To apply for a summer scholarship. click HERE.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Parent Workshop: Planning for the Future

Making a plan for your child's future can seem like an overwhelming task - but if your child has special needs, it's even more important!  Some decisions need to be made:  Should I consider legal guardianship for my young adult with significant disabilities?  Who will care for my child if something happens to me?  Where do I begin to plan for my child's financial future?  Next Monday, March 21, at 6:30 pm at Oconee Veterans Park, Oconee County Schools' Special Student Services is offering a parent workshop to help families gather information to make these important decisions. Judge David Anglin from Oconee County Probate Court, and local attorney Dennise Grayson will share information and expertise on guardianship, wills, and trusts - to give parents the tools they need as they make choices for their families.  Register by email (amccollum@oconeeschools.org) or phone (706-759-5130 ext. 1210).

Monday, March 7, 2016

iCan Shine Bike Camp

The Rockdale County Autism Support Group will be hosting an iCan Shine Bike Camp again this year, teaching individuals with special needs how to ride a two-wheeled bicycleiCan Shine is an international charitable nonprofit organization that collaborates with local organizations and individuals to conduct over 100 five-day iCan Bike programs in 32 States and 4 Provinces in Canada, serving nearly 3,000 people with disabilities each year. Here's the flyer, with more information and how to register: iCan Shine Bike Camp
Here's a news items from WSB-TV about iCan Shine Bike Camp! http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/i-can-bike-camp/vDXYcJ/

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Georgia Autism Conference

The Center of Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University is hosting the 2016 Autism Conference & Exposition of Georgia, April 14-15th in at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center, in Peachtree City, Georgia. The purpose of the conference is to translate research into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families. Conference sessions and exhibitors will provide the latest information to support happy and successful lives for individuals and family members living with autism. One of the keynote speakers is Dr. Leslie Rubin, one of Georgia's foremost experts on autism!  There are opportunities for financial support to attend the conference; visit this link to learn more:
http://ga-autismplan.com/autism-conference-and-expo-of-georgia/

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Visit an Extra Special Bunny

On Sunday, March 6, The Mall of Georgia is offering a special visit with the Easter Bunny for kiddos with special needs.  From 9:30 - 11:00 am, children and their families can enjoy a photo session with Caring Bunny; extra care will be taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so that they can enjoy this wonderful holiday tradition.  The event is free, but you do need to register - visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caring-bunny-tickets-21382754394   The Mall of Georgia is located at 3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519.