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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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The Blüm Study is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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

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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. 

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.

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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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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.

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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. 

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. 

2016 Fall TOPSoccer program for children with disabilities, Savannah

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

TopSoccer Savannah

The TOPSoccer program in Savannah provides young players with disabilities an opportunity to discover a love for soccer.

Registration for Fall 2016 TOPSoccer is now open. Sessions start on Sept. 24 and take place at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex in Savannah.

Register now here. 

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About TOPSoccer

US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, started The Outreach Program for Soccer or TOPSoccer in 1991 to provide young players with different abilities an environment filled with meaningful learning, developmental and physical participation opportunities through the game of soccer.

Coaches and volunteers will work on simple coordination, ball familiarity, listening skills, teamwork and hopefully plant the seed for a lifetime of soccer enjoyment. With one session a week, TOPSoccer is a safe, caring, and fun environment which focuses on the fundamentals of the ’beautiful game’.

For questions, contact Program Director Ciara Thomas at c.thomas@savannahunited.com. To register, click here. 

Surfers for Autism 6th Annual Coastal Empire Beach Festival, Oct. 15

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Surfers for Autism 2016 Savannah Tybee Here’s a chance for Savannah-area children with special needs to be introduced to the sport of surfing: Surfers for Autism 6TH ANNUAL COASTAL EMPIRE BEACH FESTIVAL 2016.

At a Surfers For Autism event, children and young adults within the autism spectrum are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves.

Participants enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. Lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants,their families & volunteers.

FREE SURFERS FOR AUTISM 6TH ANNUAL COASTAL EMPIRE BEACH FESTIVAL
9AM-4PM Sat. Oct. 15 2016
Tybee Beach Pier
Tybee Is. GA

For registration info, click here. Registration opens 10AM Aug. 31.

On Facebook here. 

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Thursday, August 11th, 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 

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sunday Sun. July 17 & Sun. Aug. 14 2016, 9-11AM as 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. Tickets: $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months.

What: Sensory Soft Sunday
When: Sunday, July 17 & Sunday Aug. 14 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 

Bug Fest, Daily Programs & More @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Spring Fun @ Savannah Children's Museum

Bug Fest is coming in May. Save the date: Bug Fest 2016 will be Sat. May 28 @ Savannah Children’s Museum.

Savannah Children’s Museum also offers daily programs that are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members. Check out the list of daily programs for April and May below.

Sundays:
Wednesdays through Saturdays: 
Rockstar Reading at 11:30AM
Rockstar Reading at 10:30AM
Awesome Art at 12:30PM
Awesome Art at 11:30PM
Family Fitness at 1:30PM
Family Fitness at 12:30PM
Super Science at 2:30PM
Super Science at 1:30PM

School Year Hours

Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Summer Hours

On Mon. May 30, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open & will officially begin their summer hours. Enjoy SCM all summer long, Monday – Saturday: 9AM-2PM (closed Sundays) through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Upcoming Coastal Heritage Society Events
Diesel Train Rides at GSRM
Take a site tour by rail and learn about the impact the Central of Georgia Railroad had on Savannah and the Southeast.
WHEN: Wednesdays – Sundays in May
COST:  Rides included in general admission, only $2 members!
Bug Fest at SCM
Come enjoy the most Bug-tastic celebration of the year!
All ages will enjoy the activities, specimens, and special surprise guests that we have in store for the day.
WHEN: Saturday, May 28th
COST:  Free for members!
Special Program at OFJ
Explore the daily life of a soldier, while uncovering stories about the many individuals and units once stationed here.
Participate in a variety of activities appropriate for all ages, including marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill and musket and cannon demonstrations.
WHEN: May 28th – 30th

WHERE: 

COST: 

 Free for members!

 

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Smart Start Nutrition Program series, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle. 

Free for members or included with the cost of admission.

The focus is on physical activity & how to make smart choices about the energy we consume. There will be art, movement & literacy activities incorporated into the program & you’ll finish with a healthy snack. The whole family is encouraged to attend & participate.

The Perfect Portion 

Sunday, May 22, 12pm & 2pm

Learn that you can eat ALL foods; it’s the amount and frequency that matter so that we get the nutrients to grow up strong!

See more here. 

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Sensory Soft Sundays for children with special needs

Savannah Children’s Museum will once again offer Sensory Soft Sunday on select Sundays throughout the year. Museum doors open early from 9AM- 11AM to families who have children with special needs or autism. Sensory Soft Sunday allows these families to make local connections and explore the SCM space without a crowd.

The number of attendees is limited, so please contact Jessica Paterson for pre-registration via email jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org

Cost

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

Upcoming dates include: May 15 & June 12.

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

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sunday Sun. May 15 2016, 9-11AM as 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. Tickets: $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months.

What: Sensory Soft Sunday
When: Sunday, May 15 2016 from 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!)

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months, free for members. Upcoming dates include: June 12th,  July 17th,  and  August 14th.

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