October 15th, 2016


One Day…
Three Cities…
One Cause!

Join the fun!

Run or Walk. The Future is Bright – Georgia’s 5.164K Run for Autism is a 5.164K run to support the 1 in 64 children, adults, and families living with autism in Georgia. The event is taking place in 3 Georgia communities on the same day to truly represent and support our autism community in Georgia. 2016 locations:  Augusta, Kennesaw and Valdosta – Wild Adventures Theme Park (Run and Autism Friendly Family Day). In addition to the 5.164K there will be a 1.164K Fun Run / Walk and family resource fair.

Your support of this event means that you are directly helping Georgia families. We strive every day to ensure everyone touched by autism can have a Bright Future!

Upcoming Events
  • 9:00 am 1:30 pm, October 19, 2016Safe & Sound - Autism Training for 1st Responders: Columbus, GA

    The Autism Society of Georgia, in collaboration with the Autism Hope Center, is pleased to offer FREE training for Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue Officers, EMS, Dispatchers and Civilian Employees.

    Safe & Sound is a nationally acclaimed training program delivered to Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue Officers, Dispatchers and Civilian Employees by a Law Enforcement and Fire & Rescue Officer. Sgt. Jimmy Donohoe of the Pensacola Police Department and Retired Captain Bill Cannata of the Boston Fire Department deliver the training as experts in their fields and also, as parents of a child with autism. They share professional and first hand personal experiences to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone involved.

    Sgt. Donohoe and Capt. Cannata, Jr have trained thousands of first responders nationally. They have
    pioneered and implemented programs that have been taught and have saved lives.
    The training session will focus on tools for agencies to address autism-related field contacts, communication and behavior, sensory issues, de-escalation techniques, arrest, restraint and custody issues.

    Click here for the event and registration page: http://bit.ly/ColumbusGA1stResponderTraining

The Autism Society of Georgia has teamed with Special Needs Communities to provide the best online tool for individuals and families to find business and resources that support our Special Needs community in Georgia.


Special Needs Communities is a free, community-based website and app. It is the easiest place to find special needs friendly places and resources. If you are a resource provider, list your organization for free!

If you don’t find what you need, contact us at our Toll Free support number: 1-844-404-2742. A Parent Ally will help find the resource or service you need. Our goal is to accelerate access to the specific resources each individual or family needs over a lifetime.

Autism Society Working to Close Diagnosis Gap

The Autism Society of Georgia (ASG) serves as an ALLY dedicated to maximizing the opportunity for individuals with autism, their families and communities in Georgia to live fulfilled lives. So whether you are a parent, a relative, a friend, someone with an autism spectrum disorder, or a professional who serves the autism community, we are here for you. Thank you for visiting us!

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