Ryan's Friends, Inc. - Hands in Hope for Children with Autism
May 18, 2015
McDonough Presbyterian Church
427 McGarity Road
Mcdonough, Georgia
6:30 P.M. 

AngelaMobley, a Community Liaison with Laurel Heights Hospital, and Sonya Rice, Director of Business Development will be special guests at the next Parents Support Group meeting on Monday, May 18 at McDonough Presbyterian Church. 

Angela will present a PowerPoint on Laurel Heights Hospital programs and services.  Sonya will present a PowerPoint on autism and behavior management. 

Laurel Heights Hospital’s new inpatient acute program is designed to effectively treat the psychiatric crisis of children and adolescents who present with a co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neuro-developmental disorders. Stabilization of symptoms, including mood instability, self-injury, suicidal behavior or severe aggression, is accomplished through data-driven clinical collaboration between Child & Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts, Licensed Therapists and Certified Special Education Teachers, to meet the medical, psychiatric, social and academic needs of the patients. Treatment takes into consideration the special support needs of children and adolescents who present with co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorders. More information can be located at http://www.laurelheightshospital.com.


Donna Reynolds 

Our March Parents Support Meeting featured a presentation by Ms. Donna Reynolds, M.Ed, Special Education Consultant/Advocate.


Our January Parents Support Meeting included a presentation by Tim Schwarz on Special Education Law.


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

Laurel Heights Hospital
Serving children and adolescents, ages 7 - 21 with complex behavioral health problems
934 Briarcliff Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

*  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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