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All About Developmental Disabilities Offers May 2014 Workshops and Events

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

All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will host several events in May, including several workshops through their Family Support Center in Decatur (125 Clairemont Ave, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30030). Each workshop will help families living with developmental disabilities learn more about a specific issue, including dating and special needs trusts.

AADD’s Family Support Center (FSC), designed to serve individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, offers assistance during various life transitions.

May events include:

Great Prospects Dance

Be a part of a monthly social event where people with developmental disabilities get together, dance and have fun.

  • When: Friday, May 16, 7- 9 p.m.

  • Where: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2400 Old Alabama Road, Roswell, Georgia 30076 (Corner of Old Alabama Road and the connector)

  • Cost: Free

Job Readiness, Part 2

  • Speakers: Melony Robinson, Employment Specialist with AADD, Teresa Blount, Family Support Outreach Manager

  • When: Tuesday, May 6, 6 - 8 p.m.

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

  • Cost: $10.00/attendee or $15.00/family

Job Readiness, Part 2

  • Speakers: Melony Robinson, Employment Specialist with AADD, Teresa Blount, Family Support Outreach Manager

  • When: Thursday, May 8, 6 - 8 p.m.

  • Where: JCC 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

  • Cost: $10.00/attendee or $15.00/family

The Legal Aspects of Dating and Sexuality

  • Speakers: Crandall Heard, Justice and Developmental Disabilities Project Manager with AADD

  • When: Tuesday, May 20, 6 - 8 p.m.

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

  • Cost: $10.00/attendee or $15.00/family

A Discussion of 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

  • When: Thursday, May 22, 6 - 8 p.m.

  • Where: JCC 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

  • Cost: $10.00/attendee or $15.00/family


For registration and information about all workshops, please email Sheryl Arno at sheryla@abilitymatters.org or contact Family Support Center Coordinator Madeline Griffin at madeline@aadd.org or (404) 881-9777.

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.