If you want to get connected to all that’s available in the special needs community, January’s the time to do it. This is a comprehensive list of things to do this month.
9:30AM STOCKBRIDGE: Chick-fil-A 3649 Hwy 138 SE. FOCUS Share Group. This meeting is facilitated by trained parent volunteers. Parents share their ups and downs, helping each other find solutions and support. Please call 770-234-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for reminders, directions, or further information.
9:30AM TYRONE: Kakao Café on Senoia Road. Southside Support Monthly Support Group. Topic(s): Survey, getting started with Autism. Raissa@southsidesupport.org
12Noon COLLEGE PARK: College Park Library on Main Street. The Parent Support Group of South Fulton (Parent to Parent of Georgia). For families of children with Autism and developmental disabilities. For further information contact: Deborah Fields-Harris, email@example.com or 404-762-9414
9:30AM GRIFFIN, GRLS/RESA offices on Tilney Avenue. Metro South Regional Transition Conference Planning Committee. Planning for the March 5 Conference in Griffin. Public Welcome to participate in both planning and conference. http://MSRTCCONFERENCE.weebly.com
11:30AM: GRIFFIN, Dwarf House on Taylor Street. Southside Survey Meet and Greet. Meet Southside Support Founder, Raissa Chandler. Be part of a focus group for special needs families through answering survey and guided discussions. Bring $$ if you’d like to eat/drink. firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30AM: MCDONOUGH, Panera Bread at Hwy 20. Southside Support Monthly Support Group Topic(s): Survey, Katie Beckett Medicaid. Raissa@southsidesupport.org
We think this is the day that Ryan’s Friends in Stockbridge is doing their Autism Support Group. http://ryansfriendsinc.org
10:00AM: EAST POINT, Chick Fil A on Camp Creek Parkway. Southside Survey Meet and Greet. Meet Southside Support Founder, Raissa Chandler. Be part of a focus group for special needs families through answering survey and guided discussions. Bring $$ if you’d like to eat/drink. email@example.com
10:00AM: NEWNAN, Panera Bread Co on Bullsboro Drive. Southside Survey Meet and Greet. Meet Southside Support Founder, Raissa Chandler. Be part of a focus group for special needs families through answering survey and guided discussions. Bring $$ if you’d like to eat/drink. firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30PM: MCDONOUGH, Academy of Advance Studies on East Tomlinson Street. Henry County College Preparation Night for students with disabilities. There is a flyer with specific information and directions. Please RSVP by January 15, 2016 to Beth Pieczynski at email@example.com or call (770)957-8086 ext. 568
10:00AM: FAIRBURN, Chick Fil A on Hwy 74. Southside Survey Meet and Greet. Meet Southside Support Founder, Raissa Chandler. Be part of a focus group for special needs families through answering survey and guided discussions. Bring $$ if you’d like to eat/drink. firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30AM: FAIRBURN, Bedford School on Milam Road. Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia (LDAG) is hosting the Star Expo (http://ldag.org/events.html) on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at The Bedford School. This free event features resources, speakers, workshops and exhibitions of sports, arts, improv and music. Info: Merrell Pair, at 770-386-3436 or email@example.com.
9:00AM: ATLANTA, Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt Vernon Rd. FOCUS Annual Education Conference. This conference strives to help families by inviting professionals to address the issues parents of children with disabilities face daily. Representatives from agencies in the community will exhibit so participants can learn about other services available in the community, such as respite care, therapy groups and equipment. Registration is required. http://focus-ga.org for more information
UPCOMING: You’ll also want to put on your calendar the following events:
8:00AM: GRIFFIN, Griffin High School on West Poplar Street. Metro South Regional Disability Expo & Transition Conference. Life After High School. Conference includes exhibitors and sessions on Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, Employment, and Guardianship. http://msrtcconference.weebly.com
7:00PM: PEACHTREE CITY, The Loft at Due South on Hwy 74. Southside Support Annual Gala: Southside Soiree – A Night in Monte Carlo. Featuring open bar, $5000 worth of gaming chips, delectable cuisine, silent auction, dancing, prizes. www.southsidesoiree.com
Coming in January - opportunities to let your voice be heard about your special need family's needs
Survey Dates, times, and locations
1/11 9:30AM TYRONE: Kakao Café on Senoia Road
1/12 11:30AM GRIFFIN: Dwarf House on Taylor Street
1/15 10:30AM MCDONOUGH: Panera Bread on Hwy 20
1/22 10:00AM EAST POINT: Chick Fil A on Camp Creek Parkway
1/26 10:00AM NEWNAN: Panera Bread Co on Bullsboro Drive
1/29 10:00AM FAIRBURN: Chick Fil A on Hwy 74
About the survey
Southside Support wants to know what's going on south of Atlanta. 4 years ago, we did a community town hall meeting to find out what kinds of support families needed. It's time to ask again and expand on what we need in our communities.
Throughout the month of January, Southside Founder, Raissa Chandler, will lead small group discussions and present written surveys for family members, caregivers, and providers associated with the special needs community. The public is invited to participate in these discussions and to fill out the survey.
A copy of the survey is below.
If you'd like to fill this out online, it can be found at Community Interest Survey
Are you not connected to us on the facebook group? We'll try to make sure to pull out the best of facebook and post it here.
Not on our Email list? That's OK. We'll post community announcements that we send via email here.