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Utopia, GA LLC
Utopia GA LLC provides a range of unique skill development programs and in-home support services for families of children with and without diagnoses, such as ASD, SPD, ADD, ODD, LD, PDD-NOS, and other Behavioral and Developmental Issues. All programs utilize Applied Behavior Analysis Methodology and are individually tailored to each child’s needs.

Ongoing programs include: Childcare, Respite, Parent Training, Visual Scheduling, Sensory Regulation Programs, Academic Tutoring, Special Events, and Workshops in the Performing Arts, Sewing, Graphic Design, and Building Arts.

Utopia also provides Basic Assessments of Behavioral Issues, ADD Type, and Sensory Profile.

For more information about Utopia, GA’s programs, please visit their Facebook page here or email utopia.ga@gmail.com. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Autism Support Corner, Inc. - a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3), organization that provides a line of local resources to families affected by the autism spectrum disorder. The group’s mission is to work together with the community and schools to provide a better knowledge and understanding of autism.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Location: St. Anne’s Holy Hall, 10550 Ford Ave.,  Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Time: 6:30 – 8 PM
Contact: Jeanette Orr
ascrh@yahoo.com
912-445-0233
*Child care is available upon RSVP

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The Lowcountry Autism Resource and Support Group meets monthly usually at 6:30 PM on the last Monday of each month at the Kicklighter Resource Center, located at 7215 Seawright Drive, Savannah. For meeting date and time, email: lowcountryautism@gmail.com. Facilitators of the group are Ann Shipley, behavior consultant and Linda Fruin, Occupational Therapist and owner of Live Oak Children’s Therapy. The group’s goal is to provide resources and support for those whose lives are affected by autism and work together in the quest toward autonomy for those with autism spectrum disorders.

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The Mindspring Center, 1147 U.S. 80 W., in Pooler offers a social skills group for children with Asperger’s and other disorders. It’s led by a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Call 912.748.6463.

ADHD Support Group Meeting meets at 6:45 PM on the third Thursday of every month at The Mindspring Center, 1147 U.S. 80 W., in Pooler. Call 912-748-6463.

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Autism Support Group meets 7 PM third Thursday of every month, Liberty County YMCA board room, Hinesville. Open to families with autistic children. Call 912-876-5777.

Asperger’s Support Group meets monthly in Effingham. For meetings date and times, call 912-826-5300.

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Chatham Academy in Savannah helps children with various learning differences including Asperger’s. Call 912.354-4047

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Kicklighter Academy , Savannah
Kicklighter Academy is an early education facility for children 6 weeks to 6 years with and without disabilities.  The school offers a year-round, full day program with curriculum starting at age 1.  The special needs programs are created and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Education plans are strictly based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methods. Kicklighter Academy also has a GA Lottery funded Pre-K program on site.

The majority of Kicklighter students are typically developing children that provide age appropriate models of play skills and social behavior for our children with disabilities in a classroom setting. All children benefit as they learn to value diversity. Kicklighter Academy is  at 7219 Seawright Dr., across from South Coast Medical Center on Eisenhower Dr.  912.355.7633.

The Kicklighter Resource Center is a local nonprofit organization that is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of children and adults with autism, mental retardation and other developmental disabilities through effective programs, encouraging progressive legislation, community education, advocacy and support. Kicklighter operated several programs including the Kicklighter Academy, an early education facility for children 6 weeks to 6 years with and without disabilities; The Chatham Association of Residential Services (CARS) a housing program providing safe, affordable, hazard-free group homes or semi-independent apartments for adults with disabilities; a monthly respite program on the 2nd Saturday of each month which is free for children 12 and under with disabilities, and a community education program providing students and organization information about the needs and rights of these special people. For more information about the organization and how you can help. 912.355.7633.

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Matthew Reardon Center in Savannah offers various resources. Call 912.355.9098 or 912.352.2460

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Hilton Head Is./Bluffton area autism resources

Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Inc.: a local, volunteer based, non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting individuals and families living with autism in Beaufort County, Jasper County, Hampton County, Colleton County and surrounding areas.
60 Main Street, Suite H
Hilton Head, SC 29926
(843)342-9000

Comprehensive Therapy Center in the Bluffton area.

Part of the Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Inc. The Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Comprehensive Therapy Center (LAF-CTC) will offer an Early Childhood Development program for children with and without developmental delays with embedded ABA, speech, and occupational therapies. After school social skills groups are also offered. Reduced fees available for all services.
Call for more info.
843-706-2024
www.lowcountryautismfoundation.org

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The Lowcountry Community School offers a half-day preschool for children with autism and related disorders. Each child is assessed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and taught according to their individual goals. The Lowcountry Community school is offering ABA services for students with Autism Spectrum disorders. We now accept Tricare and soon PDD waiver. Call 843-338-3812 for more information.

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