The Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network and partnering organizations are launching a weekly community call every Tuesday to address issues and concerns related to COVID-19. The goal of these weekly forums is to receive and provide guidance and resources to the people they support across the state. Spectrum is proud to be a partnering organization. This is a great way to connect and get needed information and support. • LEARN MORE
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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 Story Bank
Please submit your story on how Spectrum Autism Support Group has made a difference in the life of you and/or your family. You have the option to upload a photo/video of yourself or your family for us to share on our website and social media or in grant writing. You can create a short video clip explaining the impact Spectrum made on your life as your submission. You can speak about how a particular Spectrum program benefited you, a connection you made through Spectrum, etc. We will choose one story to share on our social media each month, and the winner will receive a $25 gift card.
Spectrum on CBS 46 News December 7, 2018
Monthly Spectrum Meeting
Spectrum's next monthly support group meeting will be on Thursday, September 3, 6:30-8:00 pm, and will held virtually. Registration link for the meeting can be found here: https://redcap.emory.
(For main session): "Discovering genetic links to autism: SPARK research study" -> Sheena Mathai and Megan Dunlevy
(For parents of preschool students): Your child received a diagnosis, now what? -> Dr. Cheryl Klaiman
(For parents of teens and adults): Assessment of autism in teens and adults: documenting needs for daily supports for college accommodations and SSDI applications -> Dr. Opal Ousley
Adelante Autismo is a Breakout session offered in Spanish only for parents speaking Spanish.
Gift of Time Respite Program
Gift of Time Respite has been suspended at this time due to Covid concerns and hopefully will resume in 2021.
Studio Movie Grill
Studio Movie Grill theaters are closed at this time so we will hope to see next sensory friendly screening soon. Screenings are held at 11am 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 Stars
Congratulations to Spectrum Super Star of the Month for August, Lexi Hunsbusher!
Do you know someone who's making an impact in the autism community? Nominate them as a Spectrum Star here!
Teacher Appreciation Project
Spectrum will be showing appreciation in April to Gwinnett County Public School teachers who teach our children with autism.
If you would like us to deliver cookies to your child's school showing appreciation and thanks from Spectrum Autism Support Group we'd love to know which school, how many autism teachers and parapros, and address of your school.
Nominate your school here
Spectrum's StarShine Gala is scheduled for April 23, 2021 and nominations are now open for local businesses who are employing individuals with autism in our community. We look forward to giving some awards out to recognize those who are offering inclusive work opportunities. Nominate a business here.
Mom's Day Out - NEW DATE - May 8, 2021
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