ATLANTA, August 14, 2013 — All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) has announced its August - December 2013 schedule of support programs and workshops, an element of its Family Support Center (FSC), located at AADD’s offices in Decatur. The FSC serves individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, offering assistance during difficult life transitions. Support groups are designed for moms, dads, siblings and entire families, empowering them to make informed choices that build on their strengths.
“For people living with developmental disabilities, everyday life is full of challenges,” said Kathy Keeley, AADD’s executive director. “There are emotional, physical and financial issues. AADD’s support groups and workshops are designed to assist individuals with different perspectives navigate all of these.”
All groups and workshops will meet at the AADD Family Support Center, located at 125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30030.
Monthly Support Groups
Moms Support Group
For moms of all ages who parent children living with developmental disabilities. Meets Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm, August 27, September 17, October 15, and November 19.
Dads Support Group
For dads of all ages who parent children living with developmental disabilities. Meets Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm, September 3, October 1, November 5 and December 3.
Siblings Support Group
For adults 18 and older who have a sibling living with a developmental disability. Meets Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 pm, August 29, September 26, October 24 and December 5.
Co-ed Social Group
For young adults ages 20 - 30 living with developmental disabilities. Meets Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 pm, August 22, September 19, October 17 and November 21.
Sept. 10 and 24: Waiver Workshops. These workshops will teach families how the disability waiver process works. 6 - 8 p.m. Sept. 10 will be for families new to NOW/COMP. Sept. 24 will be for families new to Self Direct.
Oct. 8: Dating, Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Roy Sanders will speak at this session, the first in an ongoing series on dating and sexuality. Dr. Sanders is Medical Director of The Marcus Autism Center and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Emory University School of Medicine. 6 - 8 p.m.
Nov. 14: Women’s Wellness
Dr. Vergena Clark will speak on women’s wellness issues. Dr. Clark is the managing director of IKOR of Central Atlanta. 6 - 8 p.m.
To participate in a group or attend a special event, or for more information, please email Elayne Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.