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All About Developmental Disabilities Offers Three Life Challenge Workshops in January

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

All About Developmental Disabilities Offers Three Life Challenge Workshops in January

ATLANTA, January 13, 2013 — All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will host a series of workshops at its Family Support Center in Decatur (125 Clairemont Ave, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30030) starting January 14, 2014. Each workshop will assist families living with developmental disabilities to deal with a specific issue, including “Dating, Relationships and Sexuality,” “Self Direct Discussion Group” and “Transition Readiness.”

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 challenges.  Workshops offered include:

Dating, Relationships, and Sexuality Part One - A brief presentation on how parents can talk to their young adults about dating and sexuality and the importance of relationships, followed by Q&A.

Self Direct Discussion Group - Families that self direct their NOW or COMP waiver meet to discuss challenges and brainstorm solutions so that they can make the most of their waiver.

  • When: Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 6 - 8 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Who: For families that have the NOW or COMP waiver and self-direct their services.
  • Where: This group will meet quarterly in 2014 and will alternate between AADD’s Family Support Center and the Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
  • Registration:http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50972/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=75370

Transition Readiness - A presentation on how a family can determine a young adult’s level of independence by assessing their readiness to transition to the next phase of life post high school (post-secondary education, work, independent living, etc.).


For more information about the workshops, 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.

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