Ryan's Friends, Inc. - Hands in Hope for Children with Autism
September 15, 2014
6:30 P.M.
at McDonough Presbyterian Church,  427 McGarity Road, McDonough, Georgia, in the Fellowship Hall (old sanctuary) in the middle of the facility.   We will enter from the side parking lot....look for the signs.

Our kids are getting older and issues more complex.  One issue for all parents is that of sexuality....its big for Autistic and neurotypical kids alike.  But, how do you deal with it as a parent of an Autistic child?  On Monday, September 15 you can come discuss and learn at a special meeting on Sexuality and the Autistic Child.  It will be presented by Holly Daniel Moore.

Southside Support Inc. Presents! Southside Symposium (www.southsidesymposium.com), a day long conference for special needs caregivers. Friday, September 26. 9AM-3PM. Grace Evangelical Church. 164 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville. 
Tickets $50. 
Featuring Karen Kain, Dr. Robert Melillo, and Dr. Jill Dickerson. 
Topics include on the how the brain works in children with special needs*, how food and nutrition affect mood, behaviors, and gut health, and hope in parenting a child with a unique life experience. Panel discussion at end to answer YOUR questions! 
Sponsor booths, breakfast, lunch, and networking with other parents. 

*Special needs include: Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Celiac disorders, and any other physical, neurological, mental, or digestive disorders that affect mood, behavior, or overall health. 
More info: Jennifer Conforti. 
Email: jennifer@southsidesupport.org. 
Phone: (404) 823-7943.

While Ryan's Friends does not endorse any particular provider of therapies, we want to list the ones we know of for the information of our friends:
Ameri-Kan Karate
Karate For Kids with Special Needs
106 Dogwood Drive
Suite 102
Conyers, GA 30013
Dentistry for Children
Locations in Conyers, Jonesboro, McDonough, Peachtree City, Stockbridge
Partners N Therapy
Keanna Nelson, CCP-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
696 Mount Zion Road
Suite 3B
Jonesboro, GA 30274

Mary Subra
Occupational Therapist at OT4U
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Sensory Certification
Therapeutic Listening
Metronome Training

Sensations Therafun
A fun place for special needs kids to play while achieving therapeutic goals
1704 Chantilly Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324
*  Our list of providers is new and will continue to grow.  Please check back soon to see what has been added.
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