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All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) announces schedule of support groups and workshops
All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) announces schedule of support groups and workshops

ATLANTA -- All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) has announced its February 2014 schedule of events 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, offering assistance during difficult life transitions. Support groups are designed for moms, dads, siblings and entire families, providing information 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 the challenges and obstacles.”

Workshop: Transition Readiness
For young adults aged 18 to 22 and their families
Speaker: Karla Wade, Transition Specialist for Cobb County Schools and Executive Director of American International Leadership Institute
Thursday, February 6
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody
Cost: $10 per person or $15 per family
Register: http://aadd.org/news

Workshop: Guardianship – Is It Right For Your Family?
Speaker: Jim Outman, Law Office of James B. Outman, LLC
Tuesday, February 11
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300, Decatur
Cost: $10 per person or $15 per family
Register at http://aadd.org/news

Tutoring
Starting February 11
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
The Woods at Glenrose Center, 50 Mt. Zion Road SW, Atlanta
Cost: None
For more information, please email Elayne Powell at elayne@aadd.org.

Workshop: A Discussion on Behavior and Behavior Intervention
Speaker: Jason Cavin, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Director of Behavior Support and Consultation, Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State Universit
Tuesday, February 25
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
AADD’s Family Support Center, 125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300, Decatur
Cost: $10 per person or $15 per family
Register at http://aadd.org/news

AADD Volunteer Orientation
If you want to make a difference and befriend people of all abilities, we enthusiastically invite you to attend AADD’s next volunteer orientation! Join us for cookies and punch to learn about our exciting volunteer opportunities.
Thursday, February 27
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300, Decatur
Cost: None
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 26
Registration: http://aadd.org/news
Cover charges can be paid at the time of the event with cash, check or credit card. To participate in a group or attend a special event, or for more information, please email Elayne Powell at elayne@aadd.org.

Founded in 1956, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating lifelong support, education and opportunities for children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities. AADD provides support services, advocacy and training to families living with developmental disabilities.

Developmental disabilities are defined as severe chronic disabilities that limit three or more critical functional abilities. Examples include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism disorders, fetal alcohol disorders and intellectual disabilities. These disabilities often manifest early in life (before age 22) and last a lifetime.

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