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

*** NEW - Medical Alert Passport information and resources. Click here for more information and forms.

Upcoming Events

  1. Monthly Support Group Meeting

    September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Shine Respite

    September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Monthly Support Group Meeting

    October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 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.

Highlighted Events

Georgia Race for Autism and Fall Festival Oct. 3

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Spectrum Autism Support Inclusion Symposium

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Family Camp Sept. 4-7

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News & Announcements

Spectrum on CBS 46 News December 7, 2018

Click here to watch the video!

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. Link for rsvp will be posted soon. We thank Marcus Autism Center and the SPARK program for sponsoring this meeting!

Topics:

(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.

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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.

Our Gift of Time Respite program provides an opportunity for parents to have some much-needed respite time. Advance registration is required.  Register here

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

StarShine Gala

Spectrum's StarShine Gala is scheduled for November 6, 2020 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. 

Buy StarShine Gala Tickets here.

Mom's Day Out - NEW DATE - May 8, 2021

Spectrum E-News

Stay up to date with Spectrum's current events by subscribing to our e-news! Don't miss out - get on the list here.

Spectrum E-News

Keep up to date with Spectrum's upcoming activities including Monthly Meetings, Social Skills Groups, Camps, Movies and more by subscribing to our E-news. Available for download in English, Spanish and Korean.

Support Spectrum

Help support our summer camp and education programs, raise autism awareness and contribute to the overall success of children with autism in our community. Click here to donate.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with Spectrum? Indicate what areas/events you may be interested in volunteering and we'll be in touch with you. View our list of volunteer opportunities.

Spectrum is grateful to all of our generous supporters throughout our community and beyond!

View our Spectrum Supporters here.