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All About Developmental Disabilities offers workshops on dating, employment

DECATUR, Ga. -- All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will host workshops for families living with developmental disabilities at two locations this fall. Through their Family Support Center, designed to serve individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, AADD offers assistance during various life transitions.

Each workshop will help participants learn more about a specific issue, including dating, employment and planning for future needs. Tuesday workshops will be held at AADD’s Family Support Center in Decatur at 125 Clairemont Ave, Suite 300, Decatur, 30030. Thursday workshops will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, 30338.

For registration and information about all workshops, please email Family Support Center Coordinator Madeline Griffin at madeline@aadd.org or call AADD at (404) 881-9777.


Tuesdays from 6 - 8 pm
Location: AADD’s Family Support Center, 125 Clairemont Ave, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30030
Cost: All classes $10/attendee or $15/family


Aug 26: Understanding Sexual Development and Healthy Sexual Function  (For parents only)

  • Facilitators: Dave Nelson, executive director and Beth Champ, young adult program director, The Community School


Sept. 2: What’s Next? Transition Out of High School Panel

  • Facilitators: Karla Wade, executive director, American International Leadership Institute; Jamie Shailer, DeKalb County School Transition Liaison; and George Mabry, parent of a recent graduate


Sept. 9: Supported/Customized Employment

  • Facilitators: Karla Wade, executive director, American International Leadership Institute; Jamie Shailer, DeKalb County transition liaison, and George Mabry, parent of a recent graduate


Sept. 23: Concurrent Sessions

Managing and Supporting Your Child’s Sexual Behavior (For parents only)

Understanding Sexual Development and Healthy Sexual Function (For teens/young adults only)

  • Facilitators: Dave Nelson, executive director and Beth Champ, young adult program director, The Community School


Sept. 30: Behavior Issues and Creating a Behavior Plan

  • Facilitators: Dave Nelson, executive director and Beth Champ, young adult program director, The Community School


Oct. 7: Self-Directing the NOW and COMP Waivers

  • Facilitators: Dave Nelson, executive director and Beth Champ, young adult program director, The Community School


Oct. 21: Supporting Romantic Relationships
(For parents only)

  • Facilitators: Dave Nelson, executive director and Beth Champ, young adult program director, The Community School


Oct. 28: Futures Planning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

  • Facilitator: Stacy Ramirez, Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University


Nov. 4: AADD Ambassadors (for parents, teens and young adults)

  • A panel of young adults with developmental disabilities discuss their life experiences since high school


Nov. 18: The Challenge of Handling Sex on the Internet, in Video Games, and in Other Media (for parents, teens and young adults)

  • Facilitators: Dave Nelson, executive director and Beth Champ, young adult program director, The Community School, and Crandall Heard, director of community engagement, AADD


Thursdays from 7 - 8:30 p.m
Location: Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

Cost: All classes $10/attendee or $15/family


Sept. 4: What’s Next? Transition Out of High School Panel

  • Facilitators: Karla Wade, executive director, American International Leadership Institute; Jamie Shailer, DeKalb County School Transition Liaison; and George Mabry, parent of a recent graduate


Sept. 18: Post-Secondary Education for Students with Developmental Disabilities

  • Facilitators: Susannah Miller, Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University; Sheryl Arno, AADD


Oct. 2: Behavior Issues and Creating a Behavior Plan

  • Facilitator: Jason Calvin, director of behavior support and consultation at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University


Oct. 23: Supported/Customized Employment

  • Facilitators: Karla Wade, executive director, American International Leadership Institute; Jamie Shailer, DeKalb County transition liaison, and George Mabry, parent of a recent graduate


Oct. 30: Futures Planning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

  • Facilitator: Stacy Ramirez, Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University


Nov. 6: AADD Ambassadors (for parents, teens and young adults)

  • A panel of young adults with developmental disabilities discuss their life experiences since high school

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