2012 Special Needs Summer Recreation & Respite Fair

Written by Audrey Adelson

January 03, 2011


The Metro East Center of the Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS), All About Developmental

Disabilities (AADD), and the Dogwood Chapter, Council for Exceptional Children is sponsoring a Special Needs Summer Recreational Fair on January 28, 2012. The fair provides parents with an opportunity to meet with camp vendors that focus on therapeutic recreation, academic enrichment, social skills development, sensory integration, and adapted sports, as well as traditional camp activities. 


The event hosts both day and overnight camps, many of which offer inclusion programming, while others are specifically designed to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. The event is held at North DeKalb Mall from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.


For parents unable to attend the January 23rd recreational fair, the Metro East GLRS also publishes an annual (free) Special Needs Directory for Activities, Recreation and Respite, an annual resource of recreational programs for children and young adults with special needs, along with respite resources for parents. Metro East GLRS does not recommend or endorse any camps. The directory is a starting point for parents in their search for activities.  Parents are advised to check references and to visit the camps whenever possible.


GLRS has a network of centers throughout Georgia that provide training and resources to educators and parents of students with disabilities. For more information on GLRS, the Special Needs Summer Recreational Fair, or their Special Needs Directory for Activities, Recreation and Respite contact Cristy Smith at 678-676-2413 or come by and visit with them at Emory’s Camp & Learning Expo 2012 on February 16th!