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Autism Resources in Savannah: Open House @ Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) in Savannah operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children 5- to 18-years-old with autism.

MRCA has recently expanded their existing 5,000 square foot facility by 1,000 square feet, allowing the organization to increase enrollment to 22 students.

An Open House and tour of the expanded space will be Wed. Nov. 15, 2017, 5:30-7 PM. Teachers will be available for questions at the open house. Refreshments will be available for guests.

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is @ 6602 Abercorn St., Suite #200. For more info, contact Patti Victor Phone: (912) 355-9098

About the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

MRCA offers a multi-therapeutic, communication-based approach to academics, and social and life skills education using Applied Behavior Analysis methodology. Additionally, all students receive Speech, Occupational, Physical and Music therapy as part of their curriculum.

Accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission, ADVANCE Academy’s teachers communicate with parents daily. Student progress can be monitored by parents through their online system. Parent training workshops are held four times a year in addition to quarterly parent conference and annual IEP conferences. MRCA advocates work with families, both at AA and throughout the community, to ensure they obtain needed support services needed, such as IEP planning and development, SSI, Medicaid and extra-curricula activities.

Student to teacher ratio is 2:1 in elementary and 3:1 in the middle and upper school classrooms. Teachers and staff members have special certifications, including Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and GA Professional Standards Commission Certification. All staff members are Safety-Care Certified and CPR Certified. A master’s degree is required for all lead teachers, and a bachelor’s degree required for all teaching assistants.

Annual tuition is $9,350 for the 12-month school term. Students at MRCA participate in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program, with limited additional tuition assistance available through the GA Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

Savannah therapists: Brock Counseling Savannah specializes in Play Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Play therapy brock counseling SavannahIt’s time for peace of mind.

Brock Counseling in Savannah provides outpatient mental health services, offering both traditional and evidence-based alternative treatment options for a variety of psychological issues.

Beth Brock LCSW, RPT-S is Savannah’s only certified practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is used with such problems as trauma, phobias, addiction, anxiety, depression and stress.

In addition to these specialized services, Beth also offers Play Therapy for children age 2 and older as well as an array of traditional therapy methods.

Learn more about Brock Counseling here.

Brock Counseling, 785 King Georgia Blvd., Suite A, Savannah, 31419, 912-303-7599, email bethbrock65@gmail.com, 
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Autism Resources for Parents in Savannah

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Autism resources in Savannah Matthew Reardon Center Parents

Learn about the types of resources that are available for children with autism in the Savannah area at a meet and greet.

Grab a cup of coffee, share stories, and see what resources are out there! Local advocates from the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism and Behavior Analysts from the May Institute will be there to answer your questions! Free & open to the public.

Saturday 6/10/17 @ 9:30 AM
Foundery Coffee Pub
1313 Habersham St.
Please RSVP by contacting: Margaret Nutz via email at mnutz143@gmail.com

Learn more about the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah here. 

Sensory Soft Sundays for children with autism, special needs, Savannah

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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Sensory Soft Sundays @ Savannah Children’s Museum provide opportunities for families who have children with special needs or autism to make local connections before the museum opens, from 9-11AM on certain Sundays.

The goal is for families to explore and enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting).

Tickets: $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months, and free for members.

The number of attendees is limited, please contact jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org for pre-registration. Please include your name, e-mail address, and number of attendees.

Sensory Soft Sunday will be once a month. Some future dates include:

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Ignite the Senses 1st Annual Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash, Bluffton

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Autism Awareness 5K Dash Bluffton 2017 Here’s a way to participate in a 5K and raise money for people with autism.

The Ignite the Senses 1st Annual Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash, April 29 2017, 8-10AM

This 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash is to raise community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism. The proceeds from this event will provide scholarships and special activities, such as a caring Santa and art and music programs for the special needs population.

The 5K race starts and ends at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. It is a fast and flat course thru Old Town Bluffton, chipped timed by Palmetto Running Company. Followed by a Children’s DASH event. The award ceremony will take place following DASH.

Packet Pick up Friday April 28 9AM-7PM at Ignite the Senses Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and Race day morning from 7-7:30AM at the race start.

Race location: Downtown Bluffton starting and ending at the Oyster Factory.

No race day registration available.

Register here. 

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism & Special Needs, Savannah

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism Savannah 2017 Savannah Sailing Center will host The 6th Annual Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism and Special needs, providing an opportunity for them and their families to experience the joy of sailing and open up a new world of interest.

If you have a child with autism/special needs please bring him/her along with the entire family free of charge to Lake Mayer on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10AM-2PM and sail with the wind. A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

All children, family members, volunteers and company representatives must complete a registration and waiver form to attend this event. To register, call 912-352-9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com.

Sponsors

Own a business & want to have a booth to disperse information? All you need to do is provide an arts and craft activity for approximately 200 children and make a monetary donation to Savannah Sailing Center in lieu of a booth charge. SSC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorship levels of giving can be downloaded from www.savannahsailingcenter.org or Savannah Sailing Center staff can send you the information via email.

14-Week study for children 3-8 years old with Autism!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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Do you know a 3-8 year old who has autism? Would you like to learn about something new in autism research?

The Blüm Study is a Phase 3 clinical research study for autism – it is enrolling across the United States! CM-AT, an investigational drug, represents a new approach to treating autism that focuses on the important relationship between the gut and the brain. There are no needles and no pills!

Meet the Blüm Study team from Segal Institute for Clinical Research. Call us at (843) 576-6750 to learn more.

Have 5 minutes? Meet the Blüm kids and learn more about our Phase 3 clinical study!

Visit www.blumstudy.com to learn more.

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Matthew Reardon Center Autism Conference 2017, Feb. 9-10

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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Are you a teacher for children with autism? Are you the parent of a child with autism? Are you an adult with autism?

Learn more. Registration for The Matthew Reardon Center Autism Conference 2017 in Savannah is NOW OPEN!

The keynote speaker will be John Elder Robison, best-selling author, advocate, and Aspergian. Robison is the author of New York Times Best-Seller, “Look Me in The Eyes.”

Register for the autism conference here. 

The conference will be Feb. 9-10 2017 @ Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Savannah 31401.

Contact information:
Erin Roma
eroma@matthewreardon.org
912-355-9098 ext. 223

About Matthew Reardon Center in Savannah

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is committed to improving the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder through their day school, Advance Academy, their advocacy and outreach.

Learn more about the center here. 

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, www.matthewreardon.org, 6602 Abercorn Street Suite 200, Savannah, GA 31419, tel: 912-355-9098

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Ignite the Senses Gym, Bluffton SC

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

kids children birthday parties Savannah Hilton Head Bluffton autism Have your child’s next birthday party @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC

Ignite the Senses offers a a safe, fun indoor environment with a zipline, trampoline, multiple slides and swings, jungle gym, climbing walls & more.

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

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TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

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GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Healthy Homes, Happy Families Expo, Savannah, Feb. 25

Friday, January 6th, 2017

 

Healthy Homes Happy Families Savannah Expo 2017

Do you or your children suffer from:
* anxiety *food issues
* homework struggles * stomach problems
* sleep issues * focus issues * seizures
* asthma * skin problems/eczema
* ADD/ADHD/attention issues
* Autism Spectrum Disorders
* extreme mood swings/tantrums?

Or do you just want help finding easy ways to make your home a happier, healthier place?
Yes?

Then the Healthy Homes, Happy Families Expo in Savannah on Feb. 25 2017 is for you.

Sat. Feb. 25, 8AM-4PM
Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay St.
Savannah, GA 31401

The expo brings together experts from all over the Savannah area to teach you simple things you can change within your home to make it a healthier and happier place to be for everyone.

More information coming on speakers, topics & sponsorship and vendor opportunities.

Details here.

Indoor kids’ gyms: Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton, SC

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCIgnite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC ignites children’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

Visit www.ignitethesensesgym.com for more information.

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TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

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SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Fri. Feb. 24 at 5-7 PM. This group will allow parents of special needs children a place to receive support and compassion from other parents dealing with the same situations. A place to vent, exchange tips & provide a sense of peace to one another. Details here.

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GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

 

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Friday, December 9th, 2016

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Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sundays this Sunday Dec. 11 9-11AM. This is a unique offering for families with children who have special needs.

Savannah Children’s Museum will showcase many seasonal crafts and activities, including ornament making, a celebration of multi-cultural traditions with “Holidays from around the World” and designing holiday cards for local child-patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with HeART” program. You don’t want to miss this fun-filled morning.

Sensory Soft Sunday at Savannah Children’s Museum is a monthly event for children with sensory sensitivities. The museum opens their doors two hours early so children and families with special needs can explore and enjoy the exhibits.

The number of attendees is limited, so secure your spot today by contacting jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org.

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months and free for CHS members!

What: Sensory Soft Sunday

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9 am to 11 am

Where: Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401

Cost: $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older (FREE for CHS members!)

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sundays on select Sundays 9-11AM. This is a unique offering for families with children who have special needs.

Children with special needs and their families are invited to Sensory Soft Sunday. Savannah Children’s Museum will open their doors two hours early so guests can explore and enjoy the museum with less concern regarding crowds and loud noises.

The number of attendees is limited, so secure your spot today by contacting jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org.

What: Sensory Soft Sundays
When: Nov. 13 2016,  9-11AM
Where: Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older (FREE for CHS members!)

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months, free for members.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym for holiday parties, drop-off break time

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Drop-off children's sensory gym Bluffton Ignite the Senses Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC is ready for the holidays.

Exciting and busy times coming till the start of the New Year. Ignite the Senses is here to help:

>Plan your Holiday and Birthday parties @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gymn

>Take advantage of Break Time – Drop off your child (children) so you can have up to 3 hours of FREE (uninterrupted) childfree time to do what needs done without little ones under foot…decorating, shopping, appointments or just rest.

Speaking of parties and the holidays. The perfect gift: Ignite the Senses refillable gift cards.

Visit www.ignitethesensesgym.com for more information.

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About Ignite the Senses

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

_________________________

LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Ignite the Senses Gym, Bluffton SC

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Birthday Parties Bluffton Hilton Head Have your child’s next birthday party @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC

Ignite the Senses offers a a safe, fun indoor environment with a zipline, trampoline, multiple slides and swings, jungle gym, climbing walls & more.

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

___________________________

TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

_____________________________

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Fri. Sept. 30 5-7PM for a Special Needs Support Group.
This group will allow parents of special needs children a place to receive support and compassion from other parents dealing with the same situations. A place to vent, exchange tips, and provide a sense of peace to one another.

____________________________

GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

_________________________

LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym now open in Bluffton, SC

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCA children’s sensory gym is now open in Bluffton, SC.

Ignite the Senses children’s gym provides a safe and fun indoor environment for all children including children with autism as well as typical children.

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.