after school care pilot program

 The Parent Mentor Program distributes information that might be useful to
families who have children with special needs.  The information provided is
for informational use and is not intended to replace the advice of
professionals.  It is not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Gwinnett
County Public Schools.
 

Gwinnett County Public School Parent Mentors are not a part of this
initiative.  Please refer all questions and comments to Ms. Looper.  Her
contact information is shown below.
 

ARE YOU IN NEED OF SAFE, QUALITY AFTERCARE FOR YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD?
 

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A LOCATION, CONVENIENT TO THE SCHOOL YOUR CHILD
ATTENDS?
 

I am a parent of a child who receives special education services in
Gwinnett County Public School System.  Currently, I am collaborating with
Nesbit Elementary (my child's school) and the YMCA that provides their
after school program, to begin serving students with special needs.  This
effort will be a pilot program, with hopes of expanding to other schools at
all levels (Elem, Middle, HS).
This program would be an addition to the existing YMCA after school program
currently in place at Nesbit.
 

The goal of this initial program is to create a safe after school
environment with specially trained caregivers to support our children's
additional needs in toileting, feeding, and more focused care (lower
teacher/student ratios).
 

To best support the start of this initiative, we need to show the need (how
many students would be enrolled to make this financially feasible)
 

If you need or have interest in this resource, want to be a part of this
project, or have questions/suggestions, please contact me at:
picklepatchproject@gmail.com
I am excited about making this happen in Gwinnett County and look forward
to hearing from you.
 

Thank you,
Jenn Looper 

Events

KICKBALL - Saturday, November 3, 2018  
Mercer University Atlanta Campus 
Benefit the Foundation for Prader Willi Research (FPWR)
Sign-in starts at 9:00am
Games start at 10:00 am
Awards start at 1:00 pm
the games  for ALL AGES & ALL LEVELS
you do NOT need to have a full team to play

Art Workshop

Art  workshop for people with disabilities. Contact gwinnett parks at www.gwinnettparks.com or call 678-277-0860

Walk For Down Syndrome

 

SAT, OCT 6 AT 10 AM

DSAA 21st Buddy Walk
241 20th St NW

Girls with Autism

  The Parent Mentor Program distributes information that might be useful to
families who have children with special needs.  The information provided is
for informational use and is not intended to replace the advice of
professionals.  It is not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Gwinnett
County Public Schools.
Please refer all questions/concerns to Claire Dees, at the number shown
below.

We want to hear from Girls with Autism, ages 18 and up, about unique
challenges girls face while transitioning to adulthood. 6:30-8pm, Monday,
Sept. 24, $25 Amazon gift cards provided for all participants. Food and
drinks provided as well. connecting the Dots, 4720 Peachtree Ind. Blvd,
Suite 305, Berkeley Lake, GA 30071. Interested? Contact me to rsvp
Claire@atl-spectrum.com
Claire Dees
Executive Director
Spectrum Autism Support Group
www.atl-spectrum.com
(770) 617-8775
PO Box 3132
Suwanee, GA 30024 

Walk for Autism

  Calling all super heroes! Oct.6, 8a-12p, at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds.   
 Run the Georgia Race for Autism - 5K or 10K, tot trot, 1 Mile or 100 yard
 dash with Capes and Crowns! Dress as your favorite super hero and let's
 make it fun! Register today! We will have all sorts of dressed up super
 heroes, princesses, and Star Wars characters to help start these races and
 there for photo ops, as well. So get your hero or princess costume on and
 come walk or run! Www.georgiaraceforautism.com
 We will host a vendor/resource fair in the indoor exhibit hall with over
 70 vendors. Am amazing silent auction will be offered, food,           
 entertainment, and a fall festival with hayride, inflatables, petting zoo,
 horses and more! Don't miss this fun family day!                       
 Claire Dees                                                             
 Executive Director