A Place for Me LLC
A Place for Me is a program specially designed for children and young adults with special needs. We are owned and operated by special educators; our program includes: summer camps, winter break camp, spring break camps, weekend respite, virtual/ in-person tutoring, and an afterschool program.Shawnte Artist
Alternative Baseball provides the authentic baseball experience for teens and adults (ages 15+) with disabilities for physical and social skills enrichment in life on and off the baseball diamond. The organization plays by traditional rules without "buddies." No experience is required to participate.
Camp Dream serves children and young adults with moderate to severe disabilities through Summer Camp and Camp Out programs in Georgia. We customize the care provided for each Camper by offering a 1:1 ratio, so the sole focus is on a specific Camper's needs.
Camp RAD: Cerebral Palsey
Camp RAD Cerebral Palsy is a virtual summer camp designed specifically for individuals with cerebral palsy (GMFCS Levels 1-3). We focus on physical activity, healthful living, and life skills while having fun. All materials will be provided and tech support is available.
Chastain Horse Park
Our mission is to empower riders of all abilities through life-changing relationships with horses. Through our Therapeutic Program, we serve individuals with a broad range of physical, cognitive and emotional abilities and all socioeconomic backgrounds. We provide therapeutic riding/adaptive riding and horsemanship, physical therapy and occupational therapy utilizing horses and our unique equine environment as well as community outreach visits.
Circus Arts Institute
Carrie Heller, MSW, LCSW, RPT from the Circus Arts Institute created and runs the research based Circus Arts Therapy® fitness and play therapy program online. Carrie is now holding two Exercise, Support and Social Skills groups online for ages 5-7 and ages 8 -13! This program combines the learning of developmentally appropriate social skills with the learning of crossing the midline exercises including ground based circus arts skills (including hooping, juggling and more) in a safe & fun environment.
Civitan's Camp Big Heart
Camp Big Heart is an overnight summer camp for campers with mild to moderate special needs, sponsored by the Civitan Clubs of Georgia.Camp Big Heart was recognized by Civitan International in 2018 as the number one program for Outstanding Service to People with Disabilities. Campers are invited to join us at Camp John Hope for a week-long session this summer. The dates for 2021 are June 20-25 and June 27- July 2.
Connections at The Bridge of Georgia
OUR SERVICES PROVIDE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT FOR CLIENTS THROUGH:
- Maintenance of appropriate behaviors for community living and behavioral intervention for the reduction of maladaptive behaviors
- Social/Emotional Group Activities
- Anger Management Group Activities
- Development of Individual “Toolboxes” for Skills Practice Art, Music, & Garden Therapy
- Menu Planning, Grocery Shopping, and Healthy Cooking Classes
Extra Special People, Inc.
ESP exists to create transformative experiences for people with disabilities and their families, changing communities for the better! ESP has year-round programs to enrich our participants. Java Joy is a mobile coffee cart enterprise that employs adults of all abilities to engage with the community.
The mission of FOCUS is to embrace and equip families of children with disabilities to make everyday life better. FOCUS connects parents with resources, kids with fun, adaptive activities, and families with a community of families who share their experiences. FOCUS also works to provide families with necessary medical equipment that is not covered by insurance, both through grants and loaned pieces that increase access to the community.
Greater Atlanta Pathways and Gwinnett Masters Special Teams
Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation
In partnership with our citizens, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation provides high quality, broad-based parks, facilities, programs, and services creating a sense of community, enabling a safe and secure environment, and enhancing Gwinnett's quality of life.
H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc.
Established in 2003, H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. has been committed to improving the quality of life for children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Georgia through enriching programs, unforgettable experiences, and connections with the community. We define “Quality of Life” as the degree to which an individual enjoys physical, social, and emotional well-being and sees him/herself as being able to experience future success and fulfillment. Our programs and services include Super HEROes Mentoring, Camp High Five, Holiday of HEROes, Bright HEROs Educational Enrichment, Transition to Adulthood, and unforgettable experiences events (i.e., University of Georgia HEROs Spring Events, Olympics, etc.).
Parkwood Farms Therapy Center, Inc
Parkwood Farms Therapy Center, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Therapeutic Equine Riding center located in Snellville, Georgia. We offer Equine Assisted Activities. Therapeutic Horseback riding, and a Special Olympics Equestrian Team (ages 8 and up). We also offer special community events, field trips, workdays for groups, as well as various volunteer opportunities. Our programs provide therapies for children and adults with special needs including autism, Downs’ Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, emotional problems, and learning disabilities. Our center serves Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale counties, and surrounding areas.
Dr. Marilyn Peterson
SHOWAbilty (formerly ABEL 2)
SHOWAbility 501(c)3 nonprofit human services organization is working creatively to use Music and Performing Arts as its platform for Empowerment (Advocacy), Education, Enjoyment and Employment. SHOWAbility is for people with visible and invisible disabilities and the supportive people who love them. SHOWAbility is the ally that uplifts the gifts of people with disabilities to be valued and enjoyed by the world without limitations or barriers. In a visible, catchy, and fun-loving way, all of SHOWAbility programming seeks to increase awareness and visibility for the talents and capabilities of people with disabilities so they can pursue their dream to shine on stage while being valued for their uniqueness.
Social Skills Today, LLC
Social Skills Today provides social opportunities for children with ASD, Language Disorders, Sensory Issues, ADD/ADHD and more. Summer day camps, overnight camps, school break camps and school year activities are available for children ages 4- young adult with all ranges of ability level. Programs are offered in Gwinnett and Roswell.
Special Olympics Georgia
Special Olympics is the first – and still the only – organization to offer training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities. The number of active athletes has grown to 26,620 participating in 26 sports.
Spectrum Autism Support Group
Spectrum provides support, education and resources for individuals and families impacted by autism. Support groups, camps, respite, family events, social skills groups and community education are part of how we support the community.
The Kyle Pease Foundation
Our Mission: Improve the lives of people with disabilities through sports.
Our Vision: To create opportunities of inclusion for every person with a disability.
How we do it: Programs may include scholarship opportunities, purchasing of medical equipment or adaptive sports equipment for others or contributing to other organizations that provide similar assistance to disabled persons as well as participating in educational campaigns to create awareness about Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. The Kyle Pease Foundation will provide these services directly to individuals, as well as to partner with other existing non-profit organizations, to achieve these goals. Direct benefits will be limited to persons with disabilities who need adaptive sports equipment, mobility devices or medical care.
The Next Stop Foundation, Inc.
The Next Stop's mission is to enrich and expand the lives of adults with special needs through social, recreation and life application learning opportunities and experiences. Serving those who are high functioning and seeking to reduce the risk of regression following the school years, each of The Next Stop's daily activities are designed to support individual personal growth. This social community provides its members a place to thrive in an enjoyable, structured and supportive setting.
The Shine Community
The Shine Community is a safe place for people with all abilities to work, play, learn, belong and experience the love of Jesus. We offer physical & recreational activities, team sports, hands-on job training and opportunities to serve the community. During the pandemic, we offer physical activities, arts & crafts, music group play by a therapist and basic block coding.