PowerUP Forsyth: Special Needs Support Group (Forsyth County, Georgia)

Welcome to local support for parents of children/adults with special needs. 

Our purpose as a group is to connect the parents, grandparents or other caregivers of children or adults with special needs. We want to network resources, ideas and insight. We are here to share and learn from each other. We are also here to encourage each other. We want you to know the word “HOPE”.

If you are a parent or caregiver of an individual with autism or other special needs in or around Forsyth County, Georgia, please join our group!

Please share web information and events that are relevant to the members of our group. Feel free to post websites and share other Facebook posts that will benefit the group.


Parents, please join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/forsythautismspeicalneeds/ and please answer the questions that are asked. If you are not on Facebook, we also have an email group you can join. Please email us at myforsythgroup@gmail.com


If you are a professional who works with children/adults with special needs and would like to stay connected to our community, please like our public Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ForsythAutismSpecialNeeds/ Also feel free to share about your services or events of interest to our parents by emailing us at myforsythgroup@gmail.com Thank you! We value you and your contribution to our community!


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October PowerUP Meeting 10/26/2017

What: PowerUP Meeting – Meet & Greet (no special speaker)

When: Thursday, October, 26, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Bethelview United Methodist Church, 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040
This Thursday’s PowerUP monthly meeting will be a meet and greet format. (no special speaker). Come ready to listen and share any helpful information and resources. We look forward to seeing you Thursday night! 🙂
This event is for parents/grandparents/direct caregivers of persons with special needs. This meeting is not for vendors or service providers. Thank you for your cooperation.

Forsyth Summer Camp Fair for kids with Special Needs

Forsyth Autism and Special Needs Support Group Summer Camp Fair highlighting local options for summer programming and camps for kids with special needs.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Bethelview United Methodist Church

4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040

(enter around back at the glass doors)

Please join us this Thursday evening to find out more about local camps and programs for our kids with special needs!!!


Homework Troubles & Executive Function: Come Find Help!

Our October meeting will be about

Homework Troubles and Executive Function

Thursday, October 20

“Homework Troubles? Executive Function? Come Find Solutions?” Monthly Group Meeting

Bethelview United Methodist Church
4525 Bethelview Rd, Cumming, GA 30040

Share this link with any parents you think might like to attend!!!

Why does my child keep on forgetting his/her homework? How can I get him to organize his bookbag and work? My child cannot start homework without me telling him over and over to start!!! My child is so easily distracted.
Kidz Therapy Networks would like to invite you to an evening where we would love to help you understand what executive funtioning is. We will also discuss strategies to help your kids be successful at homework.
Join us for our October Meeting brought to you by Kidz Therapy Networks! October 20th at 7pm in Cumming.

If you can join us please RSVP to myforsythgroup@gmail.com

Bible Study for Special Needs Moms

Join us for Women’s Bible Study every 4th Thursday

What: Joy for the Journey Women’s Bible Study (for special needs moms/grandmoms/female caregivers)
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm (every 4th Thursday of each month)
Where: Bethelview United Methodist Church, 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Our monthly Bible Study is led by group member and pastor, Rev. Nancy Johnson. This is a regular Bible Study held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00pm until 8:30pm. This particular event is for the women in our group (special needs moms/grandmoms/female caregivers in our group), but those outside our group are also welcome – please bring a friend!

For our women’s study, we will be using a study book to guide us. The book is entitled: Healing from Brokenness (despite the title of the book, there is no implication that we, our families, or our children are “broken”) This group will focus on encouragement for finding joy while living this journey. You are not required to order the book. You may attend without it and just follow along while you are there. But if you desire to, we encourage you to order the book for less than $10 at this site:https://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=1333268

A great big “THANK YOU” to Rev. Nancy Johnson “Nancy” for leading this group. Nancy is pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Roswell. She and her family live in Forsyth County. We also want to send a huge “THANK YOU” to Bethelview United Methodist Church in Cumming for allowing us to meet monthly at their facility off Bethelview Road. We are thankful for you both!!! ♥

We hope many moms can make it out to the Bible Study as we share together and encourage each other!!! See you there! 🙂

Golf Outing for Special Needs DADS

golf outing for special needs dads

    When:  Saturday, October 29
tee time 11am
(please arrive by 10:30am)
    Where: Country Land Golf Course
                6560 Mayfield Drive
                Cumming, GA 30041

Come enjoy some beautiful fall weather while chasing a white ball across the green grass at Country Land Golf Course in Cumming. We have a package deal which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch (hamburger, chips and drink) and a guaranteed good time for $38 per person. Here’s the dads’ chance to hang out with guys who know the journey you are on. (The only rule is there is NO STRESS ALLOWED! Come hang out and don’t worry about the shots!) Mark Howell (dad to 15-year-old twins with autism) will lead up the group.

Please share this event! All special needs dads (and granddads) welcome!

RSVP by emailing us at myforsythgroup@gmail.com
Here’s a link to see more details or to share the event. Please share!