Monthly Meeting - October
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Meeting - October

UNSPOKEN movie screening and discussion.

About UNSPOKEN (run time - 26 min)

14-year-old Emma Zurcher-Long sees and hears the world, as she put it, in 'Hi-res, technicolor and surround sound'. While it may not always be easy for people to understand where Emma is coming from, it has become her mission to teach the world how potent, powerful and dynamic the life of an autistic teenager actually is. To achieve this Emma uses the keyboard to strengthen her communication with others. Applying her insightful writing as a catalyst and remedy to the fear and misunderstanding surrounding autism, Emma presents UNSPOKEN as a collaborative self-portrait. Her quest to enrich our understanding of what it means to be human takes Emma to conferences and schools across North America, where she shares a message of hope, love and acceptance. As a chronicle of a teenager coming into her own, and as a work advocating for the rights of all peoples, UNSPOKEN is a lesson on, and celebration of, living an authentic life. This is Emma's debut as co-director.

Source:: https://www.unspokendoc.com

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Monthly Meeting - December
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Meeting - December

  • 2700 Northeast Expressway Suite A110 Atlanta, GA, 30345 United States (map)
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John McCarty - Supported Decision Making

Every Voice Matters ATL is excited to have John McCarty and Dana Lloyd coming in December to present to our community about the important topic of Supported Decision Making.

John is one of the original members of our Atlanta community, serves on the board of ReClif, actively participates in the statewide advocacy group Uniting for Change, serves on the Supported Decision Making Advisory Council for the Georgia Advocacy Office and is currently in the midst of his time serving as a SARTAC Fellow. John believes that all individuals with disabilities should have the opportunity and the support they need to direct all aspects of their lives. 

John and his partner from the Georgia Advocacy Office, Dana Lloyd, will be helping us all understand more about Supported Decision Making: what it is, why it is important and how to implement it into our lives. 

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Monthly Meeting
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Meeting

Stephanie Holmes - Loss and grief with developmental disorder/delays/disability.

Rev. Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, Board Certified Christian Counselor, is a professional counselor, ordained minister, certified autism specialist, and currently, a doctoral candidate whose credentials in autism come from being the mother to an amazing Aspie (AS/ASD) young adult. Stephanie's career focus changed when her eldest daughter was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (now ASD) in 2004. Her book, Confessions of a Christian Counselor: How Infertility and Autism Grew My Faith was released in 2015.

Stephanie counsels/consults/coaches neurodivergent couples (AS-NT couples) around the world and consults with families to help their marriages move beyond surviving to thriving. Stephanie also consults with schools and churches on building inclusive programs for children and families with special needs. She can be contacted at www.counselorstephanieholmes.com.

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Innovations in Education: New Opportunities - 2020
Mar
14
to Mar 15

Innovations in Education: New Opportunities - 2020

We are in an exciting time of new learning about revolutionary education and practices, especially for those with complex sensory motor differences such as nonspeaking or minimally speaking students. Self-advocates and their allies will come together at this exciting conference to help bridge these new ideas to help support the community. Together they will highlight more effective educational experiences and practical strategies to empower all students, especially for those with sensory movement differences. The focus is to inspire educators to make sure all students are engaged intellectually and actively participating, actively communicating, and actively connecting with their teachers, peers and community!

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Tennis Time
Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

Tennis Time

Jodi Scially, a teacher and tennis coach has offered to instruct a FREE tennis class for teens and young adults. To register or for more information email Rabun.Robertson@gmail.com.

This event is free and open to all teens and young adults. Spots are limited, so please be sure to register ASAP!

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The Intersection of Disability, Identity and Sexuality
Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

The Intersection of Disability, Identity and Sexuality

Free with dinner provided
Please RSVP to the Eventbrite so we have enough food -
https://compassionateatl.eventbrite.com/

Everyone is invited to join this important conversation! People questioning identities, people sharing their experiences, friends and family looking to support people they love, and people looking to create a more welcoming community for all.

For more information contact info@compassionateATL.org

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April Monthly Meeting
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

April Monthly Meeting

Angie Sylas will be returning for Part 2 of her Rhythm and Movement workshop! Angie will be offering rhythmic sensorimotor strategies and ideas for using rhythm to support motor planning and slowing down movement.

This workshop is free and open to the public. We will be accepting donations for Angie’s continued support of our community

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Sisterly Screening
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sisterly Screening

Nina and Lisa are two sisters destined to be the best of friends. When Lisa is diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, Lisa’s voice disappears and she is unable to communicate. Nina and Lisa search for connection, intimacy, and sisterhood despite the challenges of autism. Sisterly is a short documentary film that explores the relationship between sisters under the impact of autism. Nina and Lisa share their sibling story with honesty and vulnerability of their challenges and successes.

This movie is appropriate for ALL ages and we encourage advocates, students, clients, teachers, professionas, friends and families to come! This screening will be sensory friendly and the movie run time is 28 minutes.

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Intelligent Lives Screening
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Intelligent Lives Screening

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. 

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

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ReClif Stone Summit Rock Climbing
Oct
14
11:30 AM11:30

ReClif Stone Summit Rock Climbing

NEXT STONE SUMMIT ROCK CLIMBING EVENT WILL BE OCTOBER 14TH at 11:30!

Stone Summit Climbing Center offers climbing experiences for everyone. Beginner or advanced, Stone Summit will find the right climb for you. The event will be led by Coach Scott Gross, who has been coaching kids on the autism spectrum for 12 years. Gross has a Master's of Education from Georgia State University in multiple and severe disabilities with an emphasis on autism. Assisted by both the Stone Summit staff and the ReClif team, this class will introduce you to fundamental climbing techniques. The class uses a set curriculum that focuses on body movements and will offer demonstrations and hands on assistance for each participant.  


**50% off for ReClif Members** 
$10 for ReClif Members
$20 for nonmembers or any additional climber
Payment needed before event.

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First Annual Hirsch Dance Party!
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

First Annual Hirsch Dance Party!

Please join Hirsch Academy and friends at the FIRST ANNUAL Hirsch Academy dance. This is an ALL AGES event on October 13th from 6:30-8:30pm. Get your tickets and dancing shoes today. This event WILL sell out!!! #BringYourFriends!! #BringYourNeighbors!! #BringYourGroove!! If you can't come, you can still donate. This is a fundraisers for this incredible school!!!

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ReClif Buford Corn Maze
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

ReClif Buford Corn Maze

Nothing screams FALL in Georgia like a trip to a corn maze!  Meet in front of the Buford Corn Maze at 6:30pm and enjoy a group hayride, families/friends can then master the corn maze and other site offerings as they choose.

Entry is $15 a person. RSVP and Payment needed before event. Contact Hannah@reclif.com

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Intelligent Lives Screening
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Intelligent Lives Screening

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. 

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

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ReClif Kayak Event
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

ReClif Kayak Event

THE LAST KAYAK EVENT FOR THIS SEASON WILL BE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd 4-6pm
Meet at the Stone Mountain Park REI boathouse for a relaxing evening on the water
call or email Hannah@reclif.com to reserve your one or two person kayak
cost $25 per person / members will receive $5 off
ReClif Community will provide waters/gatorades for all

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Monthly Meeting
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Monthly Meeting

This monthly meeting we would like to have some important and necessary conversations about lessons we have learned as a result of the ASHA stiuation in regards to the risks involved in research. In addtion, we will be discussing the importance of best practices related to how we define what we do and how we do it.

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Coffee Talks at ReClif
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Coffee Talks at ReClif

Bring your questions and concerns or come to listen and learn. In a moderated, roundtable type discussion we will address the issues most important to attendees and pick the brains of other parents who have been there. Come for referrals, resources, support and hope. Please RSVP to Hannah@reclif.com.

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Book Talk Social
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Book Talk Social

This will be a relaxed, fun event of socializing among families and friends as we discuss Ido Kedar's new book, In Two Worlds.

**This will not be a typical book club gathering but more an opportunity for interaction among our clients and their supporters**

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