Welcome to Spectrum!
We’re here to support the autism community through our many programs, events and resources. Our Monthly Support Groups, Respite Programs and Family Camp are geared toward supporting the entire family, while our Summer Day Camp, Overnight Camps and Social Skills Groups provide social opportunities for individuals of all abilities on the autism spectrum. Please check out the Resources we have listed for those impacted by autism and learn more about all of Spectrum’s programs by viewing the tabs above.
Autism Awareness Event - April 18
Camp Registration Now Open!
Spectrum's 20th Year Celebrations
Monthly Spectrum Meeting
Spectrum's next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, May 3, 6:30-8:30 pm, First Baptist Church of Duluth, and will feature these topics : “Social Skills Strategies”, presented by Chandler Speech Services.
Breakout #1: “How to Be Your Child’s Best IEP Advocate”, presented by Edly: For the Love of Ability, Christy Calbos, Esq.
Preschool Group will host a speaker talking about FloorTime and play therapy. A Latino breakout, presented in Spanish, on Advocacy Part 2 will be offered in Spanish. Breakouts will also be offered for parents of adults with autism, dads, and parents of preschoolers. Social skills groups and childcare available for all ages. Please check out the full schedule and Thursday meeting topics for 2018 here.
BURGER 21 CHARITY GIVE-BACK DAY - APRIL 21
Burger 21, Johns Creek, Mall of Georgia and Snellville locations will be donating a percentage of sales to Spectrum in recognition of Autism Awareness month. Come out and support Spectrum while enjoying great food! (gluten-free options available). Snellville store will have a drawing for a $100 gift card!
SIBLINGS ONLY EVENT
Spectrum is excited to offer a Siblings Only event at SkyZone Trampoline Park, Suwanee, 560 Old Peachtree Rd NW Ste 300, Suwanee, GA 30024, on Sunday, April 22, 2018, 4:30-7 pm. This event is for siblings ages 5-15. Ms. Kathy, who facilitates our Sibling group, will supervise the event with another parapro and volunteer. Pizza and drinks provided. Check in 4:30-5 pm. Jump time 5-6, pizza at 6 and jump til 7 pm. Sibling Event is now full. If you want to be added to the wait list in case of a cancellation email Claire@atl-spectrum with child's name and age.
Spectrum's Drama Club production of "Into the Woods, Jr."
Tickets now available for purchase for April 28, 7 pm or April 29, 2 pm. $5 per ticket. Support our drama club and bring your family out for autism-friendly performance. Buy tickets here!
Family Picnic and Horseback Riding Day at Parkwood Farms
SPECTRUM PICNIC AND HORSEBACK RIDING DAY, MAY 5, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Parkwood Farms in Snellville.
Horseback rides, bounce house, chickens and goats, trail rides, story tent and free lunch!
Thank you to Chandler Speech Services for sponsoring this family fun day! Registration now closed. EVENT FULL TO CAPACITY!
Gift of Time Respite Program
Our Gift of Time Respite program provides an opportunity for parents to have some much-needed respite time. Our next session is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and registration is now full for this session. Advance registration is required. Next Respite date is May 12 and will open on April 22 and you are welcome to register at that time. REGISTER HERE.
Studio Movie Grill
The next sensory friendly screenings will be Avengers: Infinity War on 5/12/18, 11:00 am, Duluth, Marietta and Roswell locations. Sensory friendly screenings run with the lights up and sound down so the children are free to laugh, play, sing and even dance while they watch. 5% of the proceeds from the "Chefs for Children" menu benefit Spectrum! Check out the upcoming schedule here.
Spectrum Super Star
Our Spectrum Super Star for the month of March has been posted. Please read about Joshua Britt and how he is making a difference for Spectrum ! Do you know someone who's making an impact in the autism community? Nominate them as a Spectrum Star here!
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