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Savannah autism resources: Sensory Soft Saturday @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Sensory Soft Sunday Savannah autism 2019

Make connections while enjoying our many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

Savannah Children’s Museum will open early from 9-10AM Sat. for families with special needs or children who have autism to enjoy the site with less crowds and tailored sensory friendly programming.

Tickets: $8 for all guests and FREE for members.

Attendees are welcome to stay after 10AM for regular museum hours.

Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits can be enjoyed by all ages but are designed for children 12 years old and younger.

Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited. Please contact Elisabeth Chappell at echappell@chsgeorgia.org or (912) 441-9106 to reserve a spot.

Sat. June 1, 2019
9-10AM
Savannah Children’s Museum

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Spring events including Seuss Fest 2019 @ Coastal Heritage Society sites

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Seuss Fest 2019 Savannah Children's Museum

Spring 2019 is a fun time to visit Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah.

Upcoming CHS Special Events:

Feb. 23 2019: Seuss Fest 10AM-4PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum. Details here. 

March 2 2019: Sensory Soft Saturday, 9AM-10AM @ Savannah Children’s Museum.  The museum will open their doors early, so families with children with special needs or autism can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting).

March 8 2019: Family Camp Out at Old Fort Jackson. REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

March 18-19: Special Open Days at Savannah Children’s Museum

March 30: STEAM Fest @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

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Free Savannah Sailing Regatta 2019 for Children with Autism

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Free sailing regatta for children with autism 2019

Families with children who have autism or special needs are invited to participate in Savannah’s 8th Annual Free Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism. 

Hosted by Savannah Sailing Center and RHHS Sailing Team.

The event on Sat. April 13, 10AM-2PM @ Lake Mayer includes sailing, arts and crafts as well as lunch. This is a FREE event. However, families need to register to get the shirt and goody bags.

Find registration & waiver forms online here. 

Registration deadline to receive a T-shirt is March 25, 2019.

STEM Saturdays & Sensory Saturdays @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

STEM Saturdays Savannah Children's Museum Hilton Head kids

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. now offers AWE-STEM Saturdays on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

3-4PM, Sat. April 13 2019 & Sat. May 11 2019.

Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math! These hands-on,  facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as kids learn about the world around us.

First Come First Serve.

Cost: FREE with Admission  |   FREE for Members

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Sensory Saturday

SENSORY SATURDAYS | AT THE SANDBOX

Sat. April 27 2019.

On the last Saturday of each month, The Sandbox Children’s Museum will open an hour early (9AM) exclusively for families with children who have sensory processing differences or those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Children with other developmental challenges are welcome @ these Sensory Saturdays.

Cost: Reduced Admission – $5/person (1 yr & older) | FREE for Members

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FREE Family Night, April 5 2019

Come to the  The Sandbox Children’s Museum Fri. April 5 2019, 5:30-7:30PM for Free Family Fun night.

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Learn more here. 

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights

Fri. April 5, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. May 3, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

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Families who have children with special needs or autism are invited to Sensory Soft Sunday at the Savannah Children’s Museum on select days.

The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore and enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting).

Upcoming Sensory Soft Sundays:

Nov. 18, 2018 9AM-11AM

Please contact Sara Boon at sboon@chsgeorgia.org to pre-register, as space will be limited. Please include your name, e-mail address, and number of attendees.

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

Participating families are welcome to stay past 11AM when the museum opens to the public during school year hours.

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

Savannah dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry creates sensory quiet room for patients with special needs & ages 1-3.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Savannah dentists Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Krista special needs autism

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is doing even more to help put your child at ease when visiting the dentist.

The practice is building a sensory quiet room for those with special needs and for younger ones, age 1-3.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts most insurance including the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is accepting new patients and you can request an appointment online by visiting their Web site here.  

SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS

If you’re the parent or guardian of a child with disabilities, you’ll appreciate the support, skill and compassion found with Dr. Krista and our office.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry can help put your child on the path of good oral health with a preventative dental care plan customized to fit your child’s needs.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

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Autism resources in Savannah: Open House @ CABS autism & ABA services

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Autism Resources Savannah ABA therapy

There’s a new autism resource in Savannah that provides clinic, school, and in-home ABA and speech therapy services to families.

Learn more about CABS autism & ABA services in Savannah at an open house, Sat. April 7, 10AM-1PM @ 107 Southern Blvd., Savannah 31405 (at 16 & Chatham Parkway).

CABS provides individualized consultation and therapy services to children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Communication Disorders, Behavior Disorders & Learning Disabilities.

Come learn about the services offered; meet the team; get answers to your insurance questions & more.

About CABS

CABS provides individualized consultation and therapy services to children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Services are provided in the home, school, community, and clinic settings.

Using the guiding principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the CABS team works closely with you and your child to determine a treatment approach that will best meet your child and family’s needs.

Learn more here. 

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Autism Resources in Savannah: 2018 Walk for Autism Speaks

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Savannah Autism Walk 2018 Autism Speaks Lake Mayer

Make a difference in the lives of those affected by autism.

Take part in the 6th Annual Walk for Autism Speaks in Savannah. There will be refreshments, games, vendors with information, a kid’s walk and the main event walk.

When:
April 28 2018
9AM-Noon

Where:
Lake Mayor in Savannah

Learn more & register online here. 

(Savannah Speech Therapists) The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island in Savannah

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

Pragmatic Language Delays/Autism

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. The therapists @ The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island in Savannah can help assess and treat many of these developmental areas.

The term “spectrum” reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism. It is important that each person receives an in-depth evaluation and personalized therapy goals to receive the most success. The Speech Clinic’s therapists have experience with children at all levels on the spectrum and take pride in making therapy as functional for the family as possible.

To schedule an evaluation, please call 912 235 2166.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire
315 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Suite D
Wilmington Island
Savannah, GA 31410
912.235.2166
email: TSCCoastalEmpire@gmail.com

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Savannah pediatric dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry specializes in children

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Savannah pediatric dentists Dogwood Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is accepting new patients and you can request an appointment online by visiting their Web site here.  

A child’s first dental visit should be by age ONE. 

That’s the message from Dr. Krista Hinchey @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah  & The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Krista reiterates AAPD’s recommendation that infants need to see the dentist before their 1st birthday.

Studies show that dental costs for children who have their first dental visit before age one are 40 percent lower in the first five years than for those who do not see a dentist prior to their first birthday, Dr. Krista said.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

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About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dr. Krista will utilize oral conscious sedation as an adjunct for restorative and surgical care when appropriately required. The practice specializes in children with special needs.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

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Autism Conference 2018 in Savannah

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Autism Conference 2018 Savannah Matthew Reardon Center

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism’s third annual Autism Conference on March 2 in Savannah will provide learning opportunities for parents and caregivers, educators and individuals with any level of autism.

Read about two conference speakers here.

Autism Conference 2018 in Savannah by The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
7AM-5PM March 2 2018
Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.
Cost: $60-$125 at eventbrite.com
Info: Faye Montgomery at 912-355-9098 or fmontgomery@matthewreardon.org

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About The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah

MRCA operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism. They have provided advocacy and outreach services to more than 800 families across southeast Georgia and have hosted professional training and instructional opportunities for more than 4,000 family members, educators, health professionals and self-advocates. Info: matthewreardon.org

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

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

autism resources Savannah Matthew Reardon Center Autism

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

Sensory Soft Sundays autism special needs Savannah Children's Museum

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, March 4 2018, 9-11AM

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. 

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