Golf Outing for Special Needs DADS

golf outing for special needs dads

    When:  Saturday, October 29
tee time 11am
(please arrive by 10:30am)
    Where: Country Land Golf Course
                6560 Mayfield Drive
                Cumming, GA 30041

Come enjoy some beautiful fall weather while chasing a white ball across the green grass at Country Land Golf Course in Cumming. We have a package deal which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch (hamburger, chips and drink) and a guaranteed good time for $38 per person. Here’s the dads’ chance to hang out with guys who know the journey you are on. (The only rule is there is NO STRESS ALLOWED! Come hang out and don’t worry about the shots!) Mark Howell (dad to 15-year-old twins with autism) will lead up the group.

Please share this event! All special needs dads (and granddads) welcome!

RSVP by emailing us at
Here’s a link to see more details or to share the event. Please share!


Joy for the Journey Bible Study, September 22

Thursday, September 22 from 7:00pm until 8:30pm at Bethelview United Methodist Church, 4525 Bethelview Rd, Cumming, GA 30040


Our monthly Bible Study is led by group member and pastor, Rev. Nancy Johnson. This is a regular Bible Study held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00pm until 8:30pm. This particular event is for the women in our group (special needs moms/grandmoms/female caregivers in our group), but those outside our group are also welcome – please bring a friend!

For our women’s study, we will be using a study book to guide us. The book is entitled: Healing from Brokenness (despite the title of the book, there is no implication that we, our families, or our children are “broken”) This group will focus on encouragement for finding joy while living this journey. You are not required to order the book. You may attend without it and just follow along while you are there. But if you desire to, we encourage you to order the book for less than $10 at this site:

A great big “THANK YOU” to Rev. Nancy Johnson “Nancy” for leading this group. Nancy is pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Roswell. She and her family live in Forsyth County. We also want to send a huge “THANK YOU” to Rev. Ken Hagler and Bethelview United Methodist Church in Cumming for allowing us to meet monthly at their facility off Bethelview Road. We are thankful for you both!!! ♥

We hope many moms can make it out to the Bible Study as we share together and encourage each other!!! See you there! 🙂


Parent Meetup, September 12

Parent Meetup, Monday, September 12, 12noon-2pm

Coffee/Lunch Hour at Starbucks (big Bucks) Exit 13 across from Collection

Whether you are new to the special needs community, or you are a long-timer, come out to meet other parents in our group as we share together. We are here to listen and encourage. We want to share together information and resources to help each other find support along the journey! Hope to see you then!

(we have the large table reserved for our group)

Movie Night Social – August 22 at 5:30

Our August meeting will be a Movie Night Social at the Library.

What: Movie Night Social (we will view Temple Grandin)
When: Monday, August 22, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Post Road Library Meeting Room, 5010 Post Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
Please RSVP to if you are able to attend. We will provide bottled water.
Our August meeting will be a Movie Night Social at the Library. Join us for a viewing of the inspirational movie, Temple Grandin, followed by a time of sharing. We have the library room from 5:30pm-8:00pm and the movie is almost 2 hours. We will show the movie first and should have about 30 minutes afterward for interacting and socializing. If you’ve never seen the movie, you are in for a treat! If you have, you are welcome to join us to see it again. [Sorry no childcare is available].
Sharon Howell & Mary Kathryn McDonald

Summer Camp Fair 2016


Need to start planning your summer? Come out to learn about some local area camps with offerings for special needs!!
When: Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Bethelview United Methodist Church, 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Please RSVP to – We regret that childcare is not available.

Join us for Colors & Coffee on Monday, April 18

What: Colors & Coffee: Parent/Caregiver Meetup Social
When: Monday, April 18, 2016 10AM-12PM
Where: Post Road Library Meeting Room

This is a meetup/social event for special needs parents/caregivers. Coffee and Water and Napkins will be provided. Please bring a small treat to share (does not have to be homemade). Bring your “grown-up” coloring books and colors if you like that kind of thing. You can bring a craft or other activity if you like. We are going to sit and chat with one another and sip coffee, munch on yummies and color if you feel like it. You may bring children, but no childcare is available. If the kids are not happy it is okay to leave early – you also may arrive after 10 – very casual event. Hope you can come out and hang with us!

March Meeting- ADHD: Practical Goals and Strategies

March Meeting

ADHD: Practical Goals and Strategies

Monday, March 14, 2016

6:30pm – 8:00pm

at Post Road Library, Cumming

Join us as we receive a special visit from Dr. Bonnie Cohen-Greenberg from BCG Learning Center.

Has your child either been diagnosed with ADHD or displayed ADHD-like symptoms? If so, it is not surprising because something that’s going to affect the brain and cause one developmental outcome may also cause a second developmental outcome. We see this all the time with students who have learning disabilities, and now we have learned something that most parents of children with autism already know – about 30% of young children with autism also show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is a rate that’s three times higher than it is in the general population. When a child or adolescent has ADHD-like symptoms, it is essential to have collaborative, goal-oriented support where parents, children, educators and any other professionals who are involved work together to identify the goals and then develop the necessary strategies to reach these goals. It is important for students and families to learn about the nature of the disorder and its management. Often strategies that work for your children without ADHD don’t work for people with ADHD. In this presentation we can offer a brief overview of ways of helping your child with the practical activities of daily life in an organized, goal-oriented, and timely fashion. Dr. Cohen-Greenberg has taught students with learning disabilities in a variety of public and private settings. She worked as an educational evaluator for the City of New York in 1979, where she assessed students to determine whether or not they had a learning disability. She is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists. Bonnie has been in this field, in many different capacities, for over 32 years. She is now joined by writing coaches, early intervention specialists, and tutors who specialize in all of the secondary level content areas at BCG Learning Center. Everyone on staff has an extensive background in working with ADD, LD, gifted, and alternative learners.

We hope to see you there!!!! 🙂

Please RSVP if you will be there to

Sorry, childcare is not available.