Caring for a dependent with special needs can present unique challenges and responsibilities. Southside Support, Inc. understands the importance of finding support, community, and friendships for our caregivers with others who can relate to their experiences.
At our coffee gatherings, caregivers will have the opportunity to discuss things such as coping strategies, self-care practices, and insights into the unique joys and challenges encountered along the way.
By coming together, sharing experiences, and supporting one another, caregivers can find solace, encouragement, and inspiration on this remarkable journey.Volunteer
Introducing SNAZ (Special Needs Accommodation Zone), Southside Support's inclusive and accessible retro-fitted RV designed to enhance the community event experience for individuals and families with disabilities. At local events, SNAZ offers a serene space for regrouping, catering to sensory processing differences. It also provides a diaper changing station for individuals of all ages, a clean area for adjusting feeding tubes, and a private breastfeeding station for nursing mothers. With a wheelchair-accessible ramp, SNAZ ensures that everyone can join in the fun. Don't miss the opportunity to experience inclusion at its best – check our events page for upcoming dates and locations where SNAZ will be present. Together, let's make community events truly accessible for all!
NOTE: Our current fundraising project is to replace our bus that has broken down and is beyond repair. Our local community has expressed the need for this program to make events accessible and inclusive for all. We are diligently raising funds to accomplish this goal. You may DONATE to the new bus HEREVolunteer
SNAP (Special Needs Alliance of Professionals), a vibrant network of professionals dedicated to serving the special needs community. Join us every month for our dynamic networking events held in the south metro Atlanta area, where professionals like Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Behavioral Therapists, Diagnosers, Doctors, Dentists, Schools, Tutors & Teachers, Adult/Post-High School Services, Transportation Services, Advocates, Attorneys, and Respite Services come together. These events are not only a fantastic opportunity for meaningful connections but also a chance to become informed about essential resources that enable your loved ones to experience life to the fullest. Don't miss out on our upcoming events – check our events page for more details!
To become a presenter, email Director@southsidesupport.orgVolunteer
Symposium is an annual educational forum and resources EXPO for the special needs community that focuses on support, resources, inclusion, and other special needs topics of importance. With over 25 Speakers and Panelists, caregivers have the opportunity to attend info-packed workshops on issues that matter to them.
Our 2024 Symposium will be announced shortly. To view our dynamic 2023 Symposium Event Program of Speakers and Resources, click HERE.
Interested in participating as a volunteer, vendor or speaker? Email: Director@southsidesupport.orgVolunteer
Family Relief Fund
Southside Support has set aside funds to provide meals, groceries, gas and other necessities during unexpected and lengthy hospitalizations and surgeries. Any family may submit a meal train request to email@example.com, or nominate a family for a meal train. We also provide special funding to families who experience these struggles during the holidays. To nominate a family for our Holiday Relief Fund, send the family’s name, contact info, diagnoses or current situation and a little about your relationship to firstname.lastname@example.orgVolunteer
Southside Support offers periodic workshops giving insight to Finances, SSI, Medicaid, Medicaid waiver, Insurance, Guardianship/Conservatorship, Estate Planning, and more. Our experts provide guidance and details regarding the intricacies of special needs families that might easily get overlooked by professionals not familiar with this speciality. Keep an eye on our calendar and our social media for upcoming scheduled workshops.Volunteer