Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Special Needs Summer Directory

Here is a resource that may help you plan for summer activities - the 2019 Special Needs Directory!  This guide is produced by Georgia Department of Education staff in the east metro Atlanta area, but includes many resources in northeast Georgia as well.  The guide includes tips for choosing a summer program for your child, a table of contents in alphabetical order as well as by category (autism, cognitive delays, vision impairment, etc.), as well as camp descriptions and contact information!  Access the guide here  2019 Special Needs Summer Directory

Monday, April 29, 2019

FYI: New Rules at Disney World

With summer approaching, you may be planning a visit to the "happiest place on earth"!  If so, note that both Disney World and Disneyland are implementing new rules regarding strollers and ice chests in the parks - see the image below!  For more information on traveling to Disney with a person with disabilities, visit "Tips for Special Needs at Disney" on Facebook, and the Disney website:   https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/guests-with-disabilities/disabilities-park/


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Webinar: Autism & Down Syndrome

The National Down Syndrome Congress and The Autism Society have teamed up to present a free webinar: "When Autism and Down Syndrome Co-occur".  This free webinar will be offered on Wednesday, April 24, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.  For more information and to register, visit this link:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/130417870316986124


Monday, April 15, 2019

Special Olympics Training Day

Oconee Schools held a Special Olympics Training Day at the track at North Oconee High School on Friday, April 12!  Athletes from every Oconee County school, elementary through high school, participated in track and field events, cheered on by peer helpers and family, and had a great morning together!