Georgia Asperger's Organization

2013-2014 TAP Club
(various topics regarding Transition and
Person Centered Planning)
Starts
8/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Reserve your space NOW!!!

**All 5 forms MUST be completed and
submitted with membership dues prior
to attendance**

Skill Streaming Checklist
2014 Application
Returning members
2013-2014 Schedule
Code of Conduct
Parent form
                                                   


T.A.P. Club and
B.A.S.S. Group meetings start
August 1, 2013
for the 2013-2014 Season

We welcome everyone to register for the
TAP (Transition Awareness Program) Club
where you will develop self advocacy,
leadership, and
Self Determination Skills to help meet
your goals
                                                     

July 1, 2013
Open Enrollment
begins for 2013
Summer TAP Club
                                            

8/1/2013 - 5/15/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm        
            
2013-2014
TAP Club

Last year was a great success for our
young adults as we focused on
"College and Job Readiness".
Congratulations to our members who were
accepted into nearby colleges and who
received job offers.

We are excited about our 2013-2014 year
as we focus on "Community Engagement"
where we will meet at various locations for
entertainment and activities.  
We invite Middle school age families and
older to join us for the fun.

TAP Club meeting - We are here to help
make transitions  after high school
smoother

9/5/2013 @ 7-9pm
Activity Cost
$10/ movie and optional $10/refreshments
Location: Carmike Gateway 12 - 416
Exchange Blvd., Bethlehem,
The movie of choice is
Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters

Notes:
The Group will plan to meet at  6:45 in the
lobby and a member will be holding a sign
to  identify the TAP Club Movie Meetup.
(Youth must be accompanied
by parents)
                                           

11/8            Wellspring
                                   
11/14-11/17    
Aladdin @ 7pm

11/15 TAP Meetup
Aladdin @7pm
                                   
12/17/2013
Christmas Dinner
Celebration with
Randy & Friends, Inc.
Date:  Tuesday, December 17th
Time:        5:00 to 7:00pm
Location: The Oaks at
Lanier Charter Career Academy
2719 Tumbling Creek Road
Gainesville, Georgia 30504
                                                

In the interest of continuing to provide Self Determination Skills,
family resources and support, and encouragement,
with a Person Centered approach for families in Georgia,
we have placed below some local
and nearby topics and seminars for your interest and convenience.
 

Georgia Asperger's Organization
                                                                               

1/3/2013 - 5/20/2013, 7 - 8:30 pm        
Winter 2013 TAP Group
Georgia Asperger's Organization's TAP Club meets twice monthly,
the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MEETING LOCATIONS CHANGE BASED ON COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
CALL FOR DETAILS.


Benefits you gain from attending our NEXT S.T.E.P. Transition Group:

1.     Members develop self advocacy skills
2.     Learn about self determination and how to
take charge of planning your life after high school
3.     Prepare to live independently and successfully as an adult.  
4.     Have fun with team building activities
5.     Develop Leadership skills
6.     Community service volunteer projects and much more

This transition curriculum is ideal for high school age students and young adults.  
Everyone is welcome to attend, however limited space is available.  
Please call or email for registration and application.   
                                                                                                                            

    January 3 from 7-8:30pm,
               NEXT S.T.E.P. Transition TAP Club meeting
                                                                                                                                               
       
    January 6 from 2-4pm,
                  ESP Family Town Hall Meeting regarding ESP360, Special Events, and Summer Camp
    at Watkinsville Community Ctr
                                                                                                                                               

    January 6-9, 2013,
                                 GEORGIA WINTER INSTITUTE...where person-centered planning meets community
    building, Columbus Convention & Trade Center Columbus Marriott Columbus,
    GA, Find us on Facebook -Georgia Winter Institute
    or on the Web- http://georgiawinterinstitute.weebly.com
                                                                                                                                                     

    January 16, 2013, 10am-2pm,
       Georgia Autism Plan Meeting, Loudermilk Conference Center (Downtown Atlanta),
    40 Courtland Street Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30
                                                                                                                                                     

    January 21, 2013, 6-8pm,
                           Oasis Bowling Loganville Special Olympics Bowling League
                                                                                                                                 

    January 26th, 10am-12pm,
             Northeast GA chapter of the Autism Society of America,
    Meet, Greet, and Share for individuals, caregivers, educators, professionals, and volunteers.
    Barnett Shoals Elementary School, 3220 Barnett Shoals Road,
    Athens, GA 30605, call Renee Feldman at 706-208-0066 or email autism.negeorgia@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                         


February 4, 2013 from 6-7:30pm, Mondays beginning at 6-7:30pm
Autism 101 ~ Weekly Series begins
The seminar series is Free to parents. Non family members are $45.00
Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Program starts promptly @ 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: 1551 Shoup CT, Atlanta, GA 30322 (for GPS’s, enter Decatur instead of Atlanta)
*Note: Location Change for 2/25/13: 5831 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
                                                                                              

Tuesday, February 12th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
2013 Resource, Education, and Career Expo
First Baptist Church located at 751 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
for families of students with learning challenges and disabilities.
The Gainesville-Hall County Interagency Transition Council,
Georgia Mountains Regional Workforce Development, and North Georgia GLRS
are pleased to co-sponsor this FREE event.
Exhibits, which will open at 9:00 a.m. for students and families,
will provide information on college options, employment, recreation,
health care, community resources, and more.
Student learning sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m.
and include information on Employment Rights, Resume Building,
Work Opportunities, and Post Secondary Disability Services.
Family information sessions will be held from
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Topics will include Medicaid waivers as well as Wills, Trusts, and Guardianship.
                                                                                                

February 19, 2013,
“What’s New With Vocational Rehabilitation”  
Exceeding Expectations III, 218 Cherry Hill Rd, Monroe,
Call Walton Co. Transition Council at 770-207-3372.
                                                                                                                                

February 21, 2013, 8am-2pm
“Disability Day at The Capitol” State Capitol, Atlanta, Ga
                                                                                                                                

February 27-28, 2013,
2013 Southeastern "Across the Spectrum"
Autism / Asperger Conference & Expo
at the Gwinnett  Convention Center, Duluth, Georgia

                                                                                                                                     

March 15-17, 2013,
2013 Partners in Policy Making
The 2013 Partners in Policymaking class will also be held on  April 26-28, 2013.  
                                                                                                                              

March 30, 2013  
disAbility Transition Conference & Expo,
UGA Tate Student Ctr
"Planting Seeds for Success"
                                                                                                                                      

April 1 - June 17, 2013   (Register Online)
Cost:        $200 per person
Online Course: Supported Employment Web-Based Certificate Series

APSE and VCU-RRTC are partnering to offer APSE members a $50 discount
on the regular registration fee for the Supported Employment Online Certificate Series.
Of this $200, $50 will go to APSE to support its mission of training tomorrow's
employment leaders. Please note that if you drop the course, this $50 is not refundable.
You must be a current APSE member with a valid APSE membership number
to receive this discount. If you have questions, please contact Dr.
Katherine Inge at kinge@vcu.edu.
                                                                                                                                     
The Georgia Gathering
is unlike any other conference you have ever attended. It allows people to come together from all over the state
to listen, learn and share their skills, ideas, stories, and experiences in using person centered thinking and practices.
What makes it unique is that the people who attend or gather are both:
Seekers of information, stories, experiences and ideas, and  Sharers of information, stories, experiences and ideas
                                                                                                                                                                                        
Conversations that Matter: Building Opportunities through Employment
Meet subject matter experts on supported employment that will present on best practices nationally and
new Georgia initiatives. Participate in a community dialogue to advocate for services in your area.
Network with other advocates in the community who care about the future of adult services for people with
developmental disabilities. Learn about how you can get connected to statewide advocacy efforts.
                                                                                                                                                                                         
GA APSE 18th Annual Conference "Employment = Empowerment"
On October 7-9, 2013 people from across Georgia will meet in Athens to attend the 18th Annual GAPSE Conference.  
For most, it is an opportunity to hear the latest information from renowned experts in the field of
supportive employment.  For others, it's a great opportunity to engage in a life changing
conversation that will impact the lives of the individuals supported.
For all, there's the one-of-a-kind opportunity of the coming together of ideas, information and experiences from
across the state. Whether from a large or small organization, multi-faceted or specialty provider, or urban,
suburban or
rural demographic, we will all come together in this free and open exchange that permeates the
18th Annual GAPSE Conference.
                                                                                                                                                                                      
9/19/2013        T.A.P.  Club (Transition Awareness Program) Meetup
Gainesville Bowl @ 6pm
                                                                                                                                       
10/3/2013           CTM-Building Opportunities Through Employment
@ 11:30-1:30
                                                                                                           
10/3/2013 - 10/4/2013                                  Ga Gathering       10-5pm
                                                                                                            
10/3                               TAP Meetup Carrabbas Italian Grill @ 6pm
                                                                                                            
10/7-10/9                                        18th Annual Ga APSE Conference
                                                                                                              
10/11-10/13                                                           Mule Camp Festival
                                                                                                             
10/19                                         Randy & Friends Car Show @  8-1:30
                                                                                                              
    
Fall 2013 TAP Club Meetup's will be hosted at various locations
throughout the community on Friday nights starting at 6pm OR 7pm
depending on venue.  The dates & times are posted here on our website,
however logistics will be provided in email reminders.  
Please join our email list at  
List serve so you can be part
of the fun and activities
.