Our Programs

Support Groups

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.

Interested in hosting a gathering near you? Become a host here: Check our events page for dates and locations.



SNAZ (Special Needs Accommodation Zone) is Southside Support's large 10'x20' tent with privacy sidewalls that travels to local community events to accommodate individuals and families with disabilities.

SNAZ serves as a quiet place to regroup for those with sensory sensitivities, a diaper changing station for any size individual, a clean area to adjust a feeding tube, or a private breastfeeding station for nursing mothers.

SNAZ travels about the community providing inclusion opportunities for families who may otherwise struggle to attend community events. Check our events page for dates and locations.

Click here to Request SNAZ at your event.



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.org



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.org


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 info@southsidesupport.org, 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 info@southsidesupport.org


Ongoing Workshops

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.


Resource Guide

Southside Support spends countless hours each year compiling, updating and editing our resource list, giving you access to medical providers and specialists who are equipped to handle your child’s specific needs.