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Quiet time & free photo with Easter Bunny for children with autism or other disabilities, sensory issues, 3/28, Savannah Mall

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny Savannah Mall

This Saturday March 28, the Caring Bunny will greet families at the lower level of Center Court in the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St.

With an atmosphere free from bright, flashing lights, or high-energy music, all children with different abilities are invited to meet Caring Bunny at this free event from 8-10 AM March 28 2015.

Children with autism have senses that can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

Savannah Mall’s Caring Bunny greets children in a calm environment, in an effort to make the Easter Bunny experience enjoyable for everyone. In addition, families will be given a 5 x 7 photograph from the visit and a complimentary ride on the children’s train.

March is Autistic Awareness Month. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention most recent data suggests an average of one in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder. Autistic children’s senses can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

For more local Easter 2015 events including Easter Egg hunts in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., click here.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah-Area Autism program: Now enrolling for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Autism support help therapy Savannah

The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication in Jesup, Ga. is now enrolling Sessions 1-4 of their Early Intervention Program for ages 3 and 4.

The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication provides Applied Behavior Analysis and Speech Therapy services for individuals ages 18 months to 22 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related social learning challenges.

The Howard Center also provides training, consultation, and evaluation services for schools, agencies, and organizations.

Sarah Murphy, BCBA is an in-network provider for Tricare’s Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration and is an approved ABA provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Aetna Behavioral Health, and Optum/United Behavioral Health.

2015-2016 Session Schedule
Half-Day Program

Session 1
Aug. 8 2015-Sept. 25 2015
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Session 2
Sept. 28-Nov. 20 2015
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Session 3
Jan. 4-Feb. 26 2016
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Session 4
Feb. 29-April 29 2016
Mon.-Fri. 8AM-Noon

Snacks provided. Karate instruction provided two days a week. Transportation provided to and from World Class Karate.

For questions call (912)385-2927 or visit  www.thehowardcenterforscc.com.

Connect with The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication on Facebook here.

The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication, 1316 West Orange St.
Jesup, 31545 (912)385-2927, email info@thehowardcenterforscc.com  www.thehowardcenterforscc.com The Howard Center for Social Cognition and Communication is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Language Enrichment Program for ages 3-5, Savannah

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Free language enrichment program for children Savannah All Children's Rehab

Beginning in March 24 2015,  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah will offer FREE language enrichment programs for children ages 3-5, 12:30-1:30PM Tuesdays & Thursdays.

The classes are about 45 minutes to an hour long. Classes run through April 23 2015. Parents must call to reserve your child’s spot.  Spaces are filling up quickly.

The goal of the enrichment program is to help children: develop emergent literacy skills, strengthen phonemic awareness, develop important basic and content vocabulary, and build comprehension and writing skills through highly engaging activities that have an emphasis on listening, speaking reading, and writing while using high interest materials. music and literacy.

Interested in registering your child? Call the office at 912.335.8486 to reserve their child’s spot or email allchildrensrehab.specialty@gmail.com.

Other services @ All Children’s Rehab

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Language Enrichment Program for ages 3-5, Savannah

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Free language enrichment program All Children's Rehab Savannah

Beginning in March 2015,  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah will offer FREE language enrichment programs for children ages 3-5, 12:30-1:30PM Tuesdays & Thursdays.

The goal of the enrichment program is to help children: develop emergent literacy skills, strengthen phonemic awareness, develop important basic and content vocabulary, and build comprehension and writing skills through highly engaging activities that have an emphasis on listening, speaking reading, and writing while using high interest materials. music and literacy.

Interested in registering your child? Call the office at 912.335.8486 to reserve their child’s spot or email allchildrensrehab.specialty@gmail.com

Other services @ All Children’s Rehab

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

You’re invited: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism 15th Anniversary featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah announces the first of its 15th Anniversary Celebration events featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house

To highlight The Matthew Reardon Center’s commitment to the greater Savannah community, the event will include regionally sourced oysters, locally produced craft beer, and barbeque. Entertainment will be provided by beloved area musicians, The Skiplings.

Open-house style tours of the school will be available.

Who: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
What: 15th Anniversary Celebration featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house
When: Saturday, January 31, from Noon-2pm
Where: 2pm under the tent in front of MRCA, which is located in the professional office park at 6602 Abercorn St.
Details: Tickets are $40/adult 21+ and $15/child. Tickets may be purchased online here.

Contact: Contact: Faye Montgomery | t. 912-355-9098 | e. advocacydirector@matthewreardon.org

About The Matthew Reardon Center

MRCA was founded by native Savannahian Kim Reardon and is named for her son. In 1993 when he was in kindergarten, Matthew Reardon contracted viral encephalitis, which caused permanent brain injury and epilepsy. At that time, Savannah had did not have facilities to treat children with serious illness such as his. The Reardon family and friends donated money to Memorial Health University Medical Center, which made medical care for neurological impairment available locally. Through their experiences, the Reardons learned that children suffering from neurological disorders have many needs beyond those that are physical. It was from this realization that the Matthew Reardon Center was born. As the incidence of autism increased dramatically, The Center refocused its resources specifically on the unique needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates the only year-round, day school in southeast Georgia for children with ASD. Furthermore, it promotes outreach and advocacy through forged partnerships with existing medical, educational, and community services in order to help these children reach their full potential and enhance their quality of life as well as that of their families. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and relies on support of those who share our passion and vision. For more information, visit www.matthewreardon.org.

The Matthew Reardon Center, 6602 Abercorn St., Savannah, tel: 912-355-9098, email: advocacydirector@matthewreardon.org, www.matthewreardon.org

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including yoga for kids; grief recovery groups & more

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Music, Art, Yoga Therapy for children Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates is offering two new grief recovery groups; a living the four agreements group; and yoga classes beginning at the end of January.

For more information, visit www.savhope.com.

yoga Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness.

Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email amcglynn.sha@gmail.com, tel.912.201.3025, savhope.com

Saturday sewing sessions for ages 10 & older start Jan. 24, Savannah

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Autism Resources Savannah Utopia GA

Utopia Ga. Savannah Autism Speaks

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids ages 10 & older to take part in a 4 Saturday sewing sessions in Savannah.

The class will meet on the following four Saturdays, 10AM-1PM:  Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 21 & April 18 2015.

Students will learn a range of sewing and textile design techniques in the context of a small group project based social group setting.

For more information or to register, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah is proudly sponsored by Autism Speaks Regional Grant,

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. 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. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Video Game Design for ages 10 & older, Savannah

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Video Game Design for kids Savannah Utopia Ga

Utopia Ga. Savannah Autism Speaks

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids ages 10 & older to take part in an 8-week session Video Game Design class in Savannah.

The class will meet every other Saturday, 10AM-1PM starting Jan. 17 2015.

Students will learn a range of computer game design skills.

For more information or to register, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah is proudly sponsored by Autism Speaks Regional Grant,

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. 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. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Winter Wonderland ‘Frozen’ Girls’ Party @ Utopia, Savannah

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Frozen Winter Wonderland Party Utopia Savannah

Girl’s Night Slumber Party!

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids to take part in this Winter Wonderland:  In December, Utopia will host a Winter Wonderland Retreat Girls’ Slumber party featuring princess dress-up, cookie decorating  & of course, the movie ‘Frozen.’

For more information or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Winter Wonderland Retreat – Dec. 5 & 6

6 pm – 10 am. $30/participant. Please RSVP by 11/25/14

This will be a sleepover event at Utopia, but anyone not quite ready for an all night stay is still welcome to participate.

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. 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. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Discover Hope for Autism with Tyneise Seaborough, Savannah Autism Specialist & Author

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

autism resources support Tyneise Seaborough Savannah Hope for Autism book Tyneise Seaborough, Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, releases new e-book, “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, as an answer to the many questions posed daily by parents desperately seeking ways to simplify the lives and daily tasks of their children living with autism.

This book addresses topics such as making eye contact, sleeping, trying new foods, homework, play skills, tantrums, communication, waiting, toileting, and transitions.

Incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach, Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges, allows the reader to:
*Discover the appropriate way to develop social stories, a visual guide that presents information in a story format to help children with ASD learn daily routines, expectations, procedures, and behavioral standards.
*Gain access to the M-CHAT-R (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), a scientifically validated screening tool used to assess the risk of ASD in children 16 to 30 months of age.
*Obtain insight from a host of specialists in designated fields such as feeding, vision, dental, clinical psychology, applied behavior, and speech therapy, just to name a few.
*Get connected to social networks, support groups, and local/online resources.
*Be empowered from practical solutions and the insightful interviews from a variety of specialists.

Download your copy today on Amazon for only $3.99.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to request Tyneise to speak at your next event, please contact TYNEISE SEABOROUGH at (912)401-4105 or Seaborough.events@live.com.

Connect with Tyneise  on Facebook here. 

Subscribe to the Hope for Autism webpage today at www.hopeforautism.info

Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tyneise Seaborough, author of new e-book,  “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, www.hopeforautism.info, (912)401-4105, email Seaborough.events@live.com On Facebook here.  Tyneise Seaborough is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Parents’ Night Out: Kids’ Campfire Cookout with Utopia in Savannah, Oct. 25

Monday, October 20th, 2014

 

Frozen Slumber Party in Savannah

Here’s a chance to grab a date night with your sweetie (How about date night aboard an Old Savannah Tours ghost trolley tour?) while your kids enjoy a campfire cookout in Savannah.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids to take part in this Winter Wonderland:  In December, Utopia will host a Winter Wonderland Retreat Girls’ Slumber party featuring princess dress-up, cookie decorating  & of course, the movie ‘Frozen.’

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Details below.

Winter Wonderland Retreat – Dec. 5 & 6

Girl’s Night Slumber Party!
Girls will bake & decorate cookies, become ice princesses, watch “Frozen” & so much more!
6 pm – 10 am. $30/participant. Please RSVP by 11/25/14

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. 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. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah’s Monster Run 5K & Costume Contest, Lake Mayer, Oct. 11

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Savannah's Monster Run 5K

Monster Run 2014
Oct. 11

Lake Mayer Park: 1850 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah, 31406
Presented by the Kicklighter Academy for their fight against autism.
Monsters and Heroes alike are invited to this costume 5K. Running around the Lake Mayer Park on a special mission. Proceeds benefit families affected by autism working with the Kicklighter Resource Center. Optional Eat the Peep Challenge available for the Monster in you. Race includes the Kicklighter Puzzle Piece finisher Medal, post race refreshments and T-Shirt.
Details here.

Schedule:
Friday Packet Pickup 10 to 5 at the Kicklighter Resource Center 7219 Seawright Drive
Saturday:
7:45A: Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup opens
8:40A: Kids Run and Kids Eat the Peep Challenge
9A: 5K and Eat the Peep Challenge

FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS & HALLOWEEN EVENTS, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE BY CLICKING HERE. 

Sassy Salon Day, Campfire Cookout & Winter Wonderland Retreat Girls’ Frozen Slumber party @ Utopia, Savannah

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Utopia Savannah events for children with autism Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids to take part in their various Fall/Winter 2014 events including Sassy Salon Day, Campfire Cookout & Winter Wonderland Retreat Girls’ Slumber party featuring princess dress-up, cookie decorating  & of course, the movie ‘Frozen.’

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Details below.

Sassy Salon Day – Oct. 4
Get dolled up during the ultimate dress up party!
There will be glitter and bright colors everywhere you turn as we create
spectacular up-dos and wear tutus!
10 am- 1 pm. $15/participant. Please RSVP by 9/30/14

Campfire Cook-out – Oct. 25
We’re blending all things camp-out and fall festival in one awesome event! Perfect
opportunity for that much needed date night, parents, as the kids are
entertained at an evening of fun!
6 pm-10 pm. $20/participant. Please RSVP by 10/21/14

Leather Creations – Nov. 15
Special guest shares with us his talents of leather creations!
Create moccasins, bags, bracelets, etc. More details coming soon!

Winter Wonderland Retreat – Dec. 5 & 6
Girl’s Night Slumber Party!
Girls will bake & decorate cookies, become ice princesses, watch “Frozen” & so much more!
6 pm – 10 am. $30/participant. Please RSVP by 11/25/14

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. 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. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Sassy Salon Day for kids @ Utopia, Savannah, Oct. 4

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Sassy Salon Day Savannah Kids' Events Utopia, Ga. invites your kids to Sassy Salon Day,  Saturday, October 4, 10 AM- 1 PM at 54 Rio Rd., Savannah, 31419.

Kids can get dolled up during a dress-up party. There will be glitter & bright colors everywhere as the girls get spectacular up-dos & wear tutus.

Cost is $15 per child.

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. 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.  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Mommy & Me music: Register for Kindermusik May classes, Savannah

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Kindermusik banner option 2

Kindermusik May themes are under way in Savannah, but it’s not too late to join in the musical fun!

Ages 0’s and 1’s: Meet at 9:30am on Mondays for “MAMA GOOSE” to celebrate the joys, rhymes and rhythms of all your favorite nursery rhymes.

Ages: 2’s and 3’s: Meet at 10:20am on Mondays for “Colors and Shapes on the Farm”.

Ongoing online registration is available ANYTIME from www.88keysga.com (click on the Kindermusik tab) or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

May 19 Playdate

There’s still room for you at Kindermusik’s May playdate: May 19, 11:10am. Playdate is open to children ages 0-7 Theme will be “Trains, Brains and Musical Strains” and will be centered around a train theme. ALL ABOARD!

FREE CLASSES FOR CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

88 KEYS PIANO is offering a FREE SCHOLARSHIP for the month of June to attend Kindermusik classes.

One winner will be selected for this scholarship for a child with special needs, which includes TOTALLY free tuition and materials for June’s classes. If you have or know a child with special needs that you think would benefit from Kindermusik classes, please email music@88keysga.com and ask for a scholarship application. Deadline: Friday, May 30. Child must be ages 0-3 and must be able to attend classes on Mondays beginning June 9. Any special needs will be considered (learning, hearing, physical disability, etc.).

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Quiet time & free photo with Easter Bunny for children with autism or other disabilities, sensory issues, 4/12, Savannah Mall

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny Savannah Mall This Saturday April 12, the Caring Bunny will greet families at the lower level of Center Court in the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St.

With an atmosphere free from bright, flashing lights, or high-energy music, all children with different abilities are invited to meet Caring Bunny at this free event from 8-10 AM April 12 2014.

Children with autism have senses that can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

Savannah Mall’s Caring Bunny greets children in a calm environment, in an effort to make the Easter Bunny experience enjoyable for everyone. In addition, families will be given a 5 x 7 photograph from the visit and a complimentary ride on the children’s train.

For more local Easter 2014 events including Easter Egg hunts in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill & Hilton Head Is., click here.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.