Monday, February 20, 2017

New Social Skills Groups

Michelle Carney Herron and Meg Abbott at Holistic Therapies & Consulting are planning to facilitate a social skills group starting March 14. "We have a few more slots open and are looking for clients around 6-10 years old to join us. This group is open to any child needing to work on social skills and behavioral issues, including children diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, PDD, or social anxiety. The group will meet on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm over the course of 8 weeks. Parents interested can email"

There are also plans to begin a group especially for boys, for elementary, middle, and high school age groups.  Two information sessions  are planned in February, to share the vision of what they'd like to offer, such as healthy masculinity, strong sense of self, interpersonal skills, communication, etc.  They are looking for feedback from parents and boys on what you would like.  Information sessions are February 20 @ 5:00 pm, and February 25 @ 1:00 pm, both meetings at Thrive Integrative Medicine, 2080 Prince Avenue, Athens (706-850-2000).

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Financial Planning & Special Needs: Mapping Your Route

Making decisions for the future for your child with special needs can seem like an overwhelming task; begin by creating a plan! Oconee County Schools, Special Student Services will host a free parent workshop on Saturday, February 25, from 9 am - 12 pm, titled "Financial Planning and Special Needs: Mapping Your Route".  Donald McCarty, CFP and Chartered Special Needs Consultant, will give parents an overview of important things to consider when making a financial plan, pitfalls to avoid, and effective strategies for designing a secure financial future for your child.  The workshop will be held in the community meeting room at Oconee Veterans Park, 3500A Hog Mountain Road; coffee and light breakfast provided. Register at this link!