UPCOMING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS 
 
Ryan's Friends Autism Parent Support Group
Monday, August 18, 2014   6:30pm 
McDonough Presbyterian Church
Ryan's Friends, www.ryansfriendsinc.org, will host its first Parents Support Group Session of the new school year on Monday, August 18 at McDonough Presbyterian Church at 6:30 PM. Come join us and share what happened over the summer, share your thoughts and triumphs.....and tell us what you want to do in the coming year. As always, the moderator will be Holly Daniel-Moore.
 

Making a Difference: Telling Your Story Effectively to State Legislators!
Monday, August 18, 2014   12:00pm
Online webinar
Let your voice be heard by telling your story and giving effective testimony to your legislators or policy makers. Your story CAN make a difference! Whether you represent your child, yourself, or a group, you will learn ways to stay informed and engaged. Presenters: Claire Dees, Parent to Parent of Georgia, Community Engagement Manager; Representative Pat Gardner, District 57, Atlanta; and Dawn Alford, Public Policy Specialist, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and self-advocate.  Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6683148692741346049.
 

Getting the Most Out of Brain-Based Treatments for Autism
Monday, August 25, 2014   9:00pm
Online webinar
Moms Fighting Autism presents this free, live webinar with Dr. Suzanne Goh. This seminar will present some of the latest neurological research to help guide parents in important decisions about therapeutic options for autism. To register, go to http://www.momsfightingautism.com/drgoh.
 

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/.
 

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 August 12, 2014