Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Safety Training for Families

The Autism Society of Georgia, along with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA, is offering a free training for families of people with autism and other disabilities.  On October 17, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, families can attend a training conducted by two law enforcement professionals who are also parents of someone with autism; parents can learn how to prepare their loved one for an encounter with a first responder, the hazards to be considered for people with autism who elope, and safety programs and tracking supplies that are available through public safety departments.  Sounds like a great opportunity, worth the drive to Forsyth!  Check out the flyer here: GPSTC Family Training  or you can register at this link: http://bit.ly/1stresponderfamilyGPSTC

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Academy: The ABC's of Behavior

Oconee County Schools, Special Student Services is hosting a Fall Parent Academy on Saturday, September 24, at Oconee Elementary (2230 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville). Parenting may be the most important job we’ll ever have – but it’s not easy! And if your child struggles with learning differences, the stress level can go even higher.  What are some strategies to make life smoother for families dealing with challenging behavior?  Lisa King, behavior consultant & special education teacher (check out “Boss Parent” www.bossparent.com), will share information on behavior basics, as well as practical strategies, to guide parents to learn to understand what’s behind your child’s behavior, and use your precious energy to better connect with your kids!  The workshop is from 9 am - 12 pm - coffee and snacks provided, but no childcare.  Please register at the link below by Friday, September 23!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


A cooking class is being offered for kids with autism and other developmental disabilities by Superkidz, Inc.. The class will meet on Tuesdays, beginning September 13, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Hebron Christian Church (2461 Hebron Church Road).  The fee for the 12 week class is $120.  For more information about Superkidz, Inc., or to register for this class, visit http://superkidz-inc.squarespace.com/