UPCOMING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
 
Heart, Mind & Health Symposium for Caregivers
Friday, September 26, 2014   9:00am – 3:00pm
Fayetteville, GA
From the organization that brought you the College-Bound Conference in 2012 comes a new symposium for caregivers of special needs children to focus on the link between heart/hope/compassion, neuroscience, and nutrition/supplements. Speakers, book signings, networking with other parents, continental breakfast and light lunch are included with your ticket. To reserve your spot, register at http://www.southsidesymposium.com/.
 

8th Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, Sept 27, 2014   2:00-4:00pm
Nash Farm, Hampton, GA
People First of Henry County invites kids and adults with special needs and their families to their free fall festival. Come enjoy bingo, outdoor games, crafts, food, dance, drawings, hay ride, and more! Please RSVP to peoplefirstofhenrycounty@yahoo.com with the name of the special needs person and number of family members attending. No drop-offs! Click HERE to see the flyer for more information.
 

Reasonable Accommodations & Youth Transitions to Employment
Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014   11:00am – 12:00pm
Online webinar
Parent-to-Parent of Georgia offers this free webinar session to provide basic information on youth transitions to employment, including reasonable accommodations in the employment process, definition of disability, and when and how to disclose about a disability.  An interactive presentation will be used with opportunities for questions, answers and comments. Registration is required at https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1BrXNH5U5G6xIpL.
 

5th Annual Georgia Gathering on Person-Centered Planning
Thursday & Friday, Oct 9 – 10, 2014
Athens, GA
Families and self-advocates are invited to celebrate and learn more about person-centered thinking and practices. People from all over the state gather for two days to listen, learn, and share their skills, ideas, stories, and experiences in using person-centered practices to build meaningful lives for people with disabilities.  Click HERE to see the flyer for details and to register; fee is $65.
 

Ryan's Friends Autism Parent Support Group
Monday, Oct 20, 2014   6:30pm 
McDonough Presbyterian Church
Come join Ryan's Friends, www.ryansfriendsinc.org, to listen and share your thoughts and experiences. As always, meetings are facilitated by Holly Daniel-Moore and include light refreshments. 
 

NAMI Family-to-Family Support Group
Every Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, Stockbridge

What happens next when a loved one is diagnosed with a mental illness? Where can you find help? What can you do to make your life easier? The National Alliance on Mental Illness is sponsoring a family-based support group every week for family members who have loved ones with a mental health diagnosis (bipolar disease, mood disorders, ADHD, etc.). This support group is facilitated by family members for family members only. For more information, contact Eileen Geurts at 770-504-9172. No RSVP required; you are welcome to just show up.

 


Families Anonymous Support Group
Every Monday, 7:00pm

Wesley Way United Methodist Church, McDonough, GA

FA is a non-religious, 12-step fellowship for families and friends who are concerned about the destructive behavior of someone close to them, whether caused by alcohol, drugs, or related behavioral problems. No dues, fees, or registration. For more information, contact pbuck123@bellsouth.net, 770-315-6057 or 678-565-4151.

 

 

Information provided is not, and should not be considered, an endorsement of services or providers by Henry County Schools or its employees. 

Last Modified on September 19, 2014