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.
Monthly Spectrum Meeting
Spectrum's next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:30-8:00 pm, First Baptist Church of Duluth, and will several topics : Autism Speaks will be sharing about their services and toolkits with other topics TBA soon. Adelante Autismo, a Latino breakout, presented in Spanish, 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.
KidStuff Family Fishing Fun Day June 2, 2018!
Enjoy a day of family fun, fishing, bounce houses, pony rides, free lunch and more at Spectrum's Family Fishing Day presented by KidStuff. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.A great day is planned for all! Kids will enjoy fishing at the pond, inflatables, face painting and pony rides! Parents will enjoy a fun volunteer-staffed event to help everyone reel those fish in and have a safe fishing experience! Bait and fishing poles for the children will be provided and lunch (pizza and Chick-fil-a) will be served. Bring your blankets, beach chairs, sunscreen, bug spray and a change of clothes for kids that might get wet while fishing or playing on the water slide! Location: Wayne Hill's Pond on Suwanee Dam Rd. (Look for the field and pond immediately to the left of 4545 Suwanee Dam Rd - across from Sim's Lake Park in Suwanee) A huge THANK YOU to KidStuff for making this FREE event possible for our families! This event is already full. (to be added to the cancellation list RSVP 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, August 18, 2018, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and registration is now open for this session. Advance registration is required.
Registration will open July 15.
Studio Movie Grill
The next sensory friendly screenings will be Avengers: Infinity War on 6/2/18 Solo: A Star Wars Story, 6/23/18 The Incredibles, and 6/30/18 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 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 May has been posted. Please read about how Girl Scout Troop 17920 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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