Our Georgia Race for Autism is fast approaching! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 1st for our 10th annual event at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds. We'll have lots of great activities for the kids with our indoor fall festival plus lots of resources for the adults in addition to the various races! We appreciate the support of our 2016 Gold Sponsors! Get full details about the race, vendor fair and festival activities at www.georgiaraceforautism.com. The Georgia Race for Autism is Spectrum's largest fundraiser and helps us provide camps and clubs for those impacted by autism in our community - come out and join us!
Please join us for our next monthly parent meeting and social skills groups on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Our topic will be “Preparing Your Child for Work—it’s Never Too Early”, presented by Jeff Allen, Georgia Vocational Rehab. We will also have a special break out group with Georgia Community Support Services, titled "Respite and Family Support Application Assistance". Bring your questions and get assistance in filling out forms onsite with Arthur Blackburn and Nicole Brickhouse of GCSS. This is a great opportunity for our families to get financial assistance through family support funds! Additional break-out groups may include sessions for Grandparents, Dads Group, Parents of Adults with Autism, Adults with Autism and Parents of Individuals with Aspergers along with our children's social skills groups and siblings groups. For more information about our Thursday night programs, please click HERE.
Our Saturday social skills groups are back in session this month. Check out our Fun & Friends Group and our Saturday Social Group and see which one would be a good fit for your child. These groups meet one Saturday a month during the school year. Please note that both groups require advance registration.
Our Spectrum Super Stars for the month of September have been posted. Please read about The Duluth Civitan Club and how they are helping Spectrum here. Do you know someone who's making an inpact in the autism community? Nominate them as a Spectrum Star here!
Studio Movie Grill'snext special needs showing will be Storkson Saturday,October 1. Children with special needs and siblings are FREE and parents/adults pay only $6.00 per ticket. Ask for the Chefs for Children menu special, and 5% of the proceeds from these food items will be donated to SMG designated non-profits serving families of children with special needs. And, Spectrum is one of them! We are proud to be a partner with SMG!
Our Gift of Time Respite program is a wonderful opportunity for parents to have some much-needed respite time. Learn more about this program here. Registration is now open for our next session on Saturday, October 15. Advance registration is required.
Registration for our next session of Drama Club is now open! The session runs from September 12, 2016 - May 1, 2017. Drama Club meets on Monday nights from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Annandale Village Gym in Suwanee. Get more info here.
New!Our Fall Camp Journey Overnight Week-End has been set for October 28 - October 30 at Camp Twin Lakes at Fort Yargo - Registration now open.