Parent Support

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


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Care Navigator

The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute has a Care Navigator to assist families through the diagnostic and treatment processes. The Care Navigator can help families find resources specific to the child and family’s needs, such as camps for children, therapeutic horseback riding, guardianships, community or diagnosis specific support groups, educational support, etc.


Ages Served: Birth to 11 years
Referral: Needed

CHAMP (Classes to Help Advise and Motivate Parents) Series

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute will provide parenting education classes/workshops monthly to help inform and educate. These classes will be on different topics presented by a member of the care team at the Anna Shaw Children's Institute in the Southern Magnolia rooms on the 1st floor. Classes are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. RSVP required at 706 226 8911 with childcare provided to the
first 10 families who request it. Class participation is open to all parents, participants are not required to be an active patient at the Anna Shaw Children's Institute. A schedule of class topics will be posted on the ASCI website


Childcare Ages Served: Birth to 11 years
Referral: Needed
Location: 1201 Burleyson Rd Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-8900

Vacations for those with special needs. Vacations for families, adults and group homes living with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Cruise and land resort options. Cruises are scheduled throughout the year from different ports around the country.

Life Coaching for Parents with Special Needs Children-life coaching.
“Life is more complex and demanding when you have a child with special needs. Life coaching can help you create the balance you need to be your best for both your child and yourself.”

Jennifer Reda: 423-994-0157

Mind & Motion Developmental Centers of Georgia is offering a once per month parent support group to parents/caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. 


Location: 5050 Research Court, Suite 800 Suwanee, GA

Cost: Free


Call: 503-278-6542


Visit the following website to view an essential guide to traveling with a medical condition and tips for traveling safely:


Airport and Special Needs Travel: A Complete Guide.

This site offers tips for navigating through the airport safely: