The Newnan Times-Herald


Free special-needs conference Oct. 14

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
  • |
  • Sep. 12, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Southside Support in conjunction with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Armed Forces Mission, and Spectrum – Autism Support is hosting a Southside Symposium: Inclusion for Special Needs Conference on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The day-long event will feature lectures and hands-on exercises for people to learn about how to be successful in including individuals with special needs into their programs. Admission to this event is free and open to any church, organization, agency, educational center, or business that has a desire to serve special-needs families.

Topics for this event will include autism basics, special-needs ministry case study, epilepsy basics and seizure plans, preventing childhood sexual abuse, mental health awareness, and medically fragile children. 

CPR training will be available at the end of the day for a $25 fee.

The conference will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, North Campus at 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, Ga. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the conference runs until 5 p.m.

Chick-fil-A lunch will be  provided with registration. Admission is free.

For more information, or to register for this event, please visit

Southside Support is a 501c3 nonprofit incorporation in Georgia, serving the southside of Atlanta. Its mission is to support, educate, and include families of children with special needs into the community through online and face-to-face support groups, educational and networking events, and SNAZ – Special Needs Accommodation Zone Hospitality tent.

For more information about Southside Support, visit


NTH Staff Reports –