Our Purpose is to provide respite opportunities for families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger's Syndrome and other social, communication, sensory, and behavioral needs through the avenues of: Summer Camp Programs, Monthly Social Skills Groups, and Overnight Weekend Retreats. It is our goal to provide social skills training, behavioral accommodations, and language-building activities in a safe and enriching environment for individuals functioning at all levels ages four to young adults.
Mary J. O’Connell, the director of Social Skills Today, worked in the Gwinnett County Public Schools for over seventeen years teaching children with Autism, before retiring in May 2012. She has experience working with children affected by all levels of Autism. She holds a Masters Degree from Georgia State and is a Highly Qualified Certified teacher in the state of Georgia. Social Skills Today (SST) manages several programs and events in Gwinnett and Roswell including Spectrum Camps and Clubs’and Roswell Adaptive Friendship Camp.
(Spectrum) is a 501(c)(3) organization that has served the autism community in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas for the past 18 years. Spectrum was established in the fall of 1998, with a mission to provide support, education and resources for individuals and families impacted by autism. For more information on Spectrum and their programs and services, please visit atl-spectrum.com or contact Claire Dees at Claire@atl-spectrum.com or Kelly Laco at firstname.lastname@example.org.