Ryan's Friends, Inc. - Hands in Hope for Children with Autism
January 19, 2015
6:30 P.M. 

Our January Parents Support Meeting will include a presentation by Tim Schwarz on Special Education Law. This is a free information session for parents to learn the basics of special education law, including Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Section 504 plans. The session will be led by Tim Schwarz, an experienced attorney for parents dealing with school districts throughout North Georgia and founder of the Law Office of Tim Schwarz. Mr. Schwarz also writes the Georgia Special Education Law Blog, explaining special education rights for parents and advocates. 

Some of the topics that will be covered include: 
• How to ask for a special education plan 
• Comparing your rights under an IEP or 504 Plan 
• Identifying the standards of an IEP, including: 
o Individualization 
o Least Restrictive Environment 
o Transition Planning 
• How to understand your evaluation rights 
• How to recognize school discipline issues 
• Other tips

McDonough Presbyterian Church, 427 McGarity Road, McDonough, GA 


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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