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.
Spectrum is pleased to be voted as BEST OF GWINNETT Charitable Organizations for 2018!
Spectrum on CBS 46 News December 7, 2018
Monthly Spectrum Meeting
Spectrum's next monthly support group meeting will be on Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 pm, First Baptist Church of Duluth, 2908 Duluth Hwy, Duluth, and will offer several topics :
1) Autism and Exercise, ReClif
2) "How to talk about body boundaries, teach consent to all kids, and think about sex ed for your child"
(All kids on the spectrum are at a higher risk of being targeted for physical mistreatment or manipulated in relationships. It can be confusing for kids of all ages on the spectrum to know how to handle body boundaries, how to be aware of others and how understand their own body experiences or sexual feelings). presented by Marne Day, MA LAPC,Well Being, LLC
Breakouts will also be offered for parents of teens/adults with HFA autism, Dads, Spanish speaking parents (Adelante Autismo) and parents of preschoolers. Social skills groups and childcare available for all ages. Check out the full schedule and Thursday meeting topics here.
Spring Break Camp will be offered April 2-4, 9:30a-3p, at the First Baptist Church of Duluth. Register here
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 13, 2019, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. and is now full. Advance registration is required. Registration for April to open March 17.
Studio Movie Grill
The next sensory friendly screenings will be Captain Marvel (PG13) 3/16, and Wonder Park 3/23, all at 11 am at 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 2019 has been posted. Geneva Moore and Cheesecake Factory are making a difference for Spectrum and individuals with autism and disabilities! Do you know someone who's making an impact in the autism community? Nominate them as a Spectrum Star here!
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