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All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) Announces Schedule of Support Group Meetings and Workshops for February 2014


All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) has announced its February 2014 schedule of events and workshops, an element of its Family Support Center (FSC), located at AADD’s offices in Decatur. The FSC serves individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta, offering assistance during difficult life transitions. Support groups are designed for moms, dads, siblings and entire families, providing information to make informed choices that build on their strengths.

“For people living with developmental disabilities, everyday life is full of challenges,” said Kathy Keeley, AADD’s executive director. “There are emotional, physical and financial issues. AADD’s support groups and workshops are designed to assist individuals with different perspectives navigate all of the challenges and obstacles.”

 

Workshop: Transition Readiness   

For Young Adults 18-22 and Their Families.

Speaker: Karla Wade, Transition Specialist for Cobb County Schools and Executive Director of American International Leadership Institute

  • Thursday, February 6th, 2014

  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

  • Cost: $10 per person or $15 per family

  • Register: http://aadd.org/news

Workshop: Guardianship – Is It Right For Your Family?

Speaker: Jim Outman, Law Office of James B. Outman, LLC

  • Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • AADD’s Family Support Center
    125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300
    Decatur, GA 30030

  • Cost: $10 per person or $15 per family

  • Registerat: http://aadd.org/news

Tutoring

  • Starting February 11th

  • Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

  • The Woods at Glenrose Center, 50 Mt Zion Rd SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30354

  • Cost: None

  • For more information, please email Elayne Powell at elayne@aadd.org.

Workshop: A Discussion on Behavior and Behavior Intervention

Speaker: Jason Cavin, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Director of Behavior Support and Consultation, Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University

  • Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • AADD’s Family Support Center, 125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30030

  • Cost: $10 per person or $15 per family

  • Registerat: http://aadd.org/news

AADD Volunteer Orientation

If you want to make a difference and befriend people of all abilities, we enthusiastically invite you to attend AADD’s next volunteer orientation!  Join us for cookies and punch to learn about our exciting volunteer opportunities.

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • 125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300, Decatur, Georgia 30030

  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Cost: None

  • Registration deadline:  Wednesday, February 26th

  • Registration: http://aadd.org/news

Cover charges can be paid at the time of the event with cash, check or credit card. To participate in a group or attend a special event, or for more information, please email Elayne Powell at elayne@aadd.org.

All About Developmental Disabilities

Founded in 1956,All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating lifelong support, education and opportunities for children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities.  AADD provides support services, advocacy and training to families living with developmental disabilities.

Developmental disabilities are defined as severe chronic disabilities that limit three or more critical functional abilities.  Examples include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism disorders, fetal alcohol disorders and intellectual disabilities.  These disabilities often manifest early in life (before age 22) and last a lifetime.

Georgia relies on a disjointed system of services and support that cannot be sustained long-term.  Economic uncertainties are reducing funding support, even as the number of people in need increases.  AADD offers a range of services focusing on Family Support, Public Policy and Advocacy and Community Engagement.  For more information, go towww.AADD.org or call us at (404) 881-9777.

Contact: Mitch Leff, Leff & Associates, (404) 861-4769, mitch@leffassociates.com