Our Mission: Telic Empowerment is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization, that provides disability resources, ,monthly Parent Empowerment Groups, disability friendly community outreach events, education, and advocacy, to special needs families, affected by disabilities, that have children and young adults, from ages 3-30. Our organization primarily targets underserved residents in South Dekalb, Rockdale, and Newton Counties, within the state of Georgia. We aim to empower our families to become advocates for themselves and increase access to necessary services, programs and family supports in their community. With the help of our staff, volunteers, established community partners, and sponsors we equip our families with disability resources needed to access financial, vocational, educational, and medical services. We host monthly workshops and parent support group meetings, and quarterly, disability friendly, community events.
Our Vision: We seek to provide a safe, supportive, and informative community, that will help families, living with disabled children and adults, develop their own pathway to future success.
Strokes For A Cause
REGISTER HERE for our our Annual FREE Community Special Needs ART class and community building event!!
Rockdale County: July 6, 2019 at Discover Point Church in Conyers (2-4 pm)
Dekalb County: July 20, 2019 at North Decatur United Methodist Church in Decatur (11-1pm)
WHY SHOULD YOU COME?
Special needs children and young adults, ages 7-30 yrs old, who have an interest in art, to come out, with a caregiver, have fun, and create original, personal masterpieces! Parents will have an opportunity to mingle with other parents of special needs children and young adults, in a disability friendly, inclusive, community atmosphere. Children and young adults will be able to create unique artwork with an appropriate level of instruction, for their needs, in a judgement free zone. All artwork created will be auctioned off at our 2019 Art of Ability Fundraising Art Auction.
WE NEED DONATIONS! This event is completely FREE to the public and all attendees, but it cost about $20 per person for admission, snacks, souvenirs and all the FUN! If you would like to help us off set the cost DONATE HERE!!
VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Come help us set up, do registration, help pass out souvenirs, snacks, or clean up! We need you! Please register to VOLUNTEER HERE!
PLEASE NOTE: NO group in July due to our community art event, Strokes For A Cause!
The next PARENT EMPOWERMENT GROUP is August 17th!!!
Topic: What a Great IDEA! A Brief Overview of Special Education for Parents and Families
Location: Discover Point Church, 1605 Hwy 138 SE, Conyers, Ga 30013
Meet other parents, get resources, and learn about the basics of Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This course will explain how the process of special education works, including Child Find, Response to Intervention (RTI) and Student Support Teams; making a referral; what to expect from an evaluation; how to prepare for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting and how to resolve disputes.
Register to attend HERE!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers can register HERE!
THANK YOU to EVERY sponsor, donor, volunteer, and attendee, that came out to our free, disability friendly, inclusive, community birthday party event, our ALL ABILITIES BIRTHDAY BASH, on March 24th, 2019, and helped us celebrate our 1st year in business!!
TELIC TURNED 1!!!
***SPECIAL THANKS to disABILITY LINK, Volunteer Cosplayers of Atlanta, Leapin Lizards Play Center, Melissa V Photography, Heal Associates Photography and Videography.
Do you need to find a local organization, service or program that can help your child or young adult that’s affected by a disability? Request Resources HERE!
Be A Part of Our Resource Database!
If your organization provides a service for a child or young adult with special needs, and you want to be a part of our Resource Database, you can Register Your Organization HERE!
PARENT EMPOWERMENT GROUPS
Ever wish there was another parent you could connect to, ask questions, or just fellowship with? Join us for our monthly parent support groups, led by trained facilitators, and specially designed for parents with disabled children and adults.
Find out more, and sign up to attend our Parent Empowerment Groups HERE.
CHECK OUT OUR GALLERY!
Want to see what Telic Empowerment has been
doing in the community? Please scroll through our photo gallery that highlight our events HERE.
BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!
Get your business spotlighted on our Homepage, and all our social media sites! Find out more about sponsor levels and incentives HERE. We need sponsors to help us keep all of our programs and services absolutely FREE to special needs families! Consider sponsorship and help us change the lives of our families! Sponsor a specific event HERE.
Telic Empowerment seeks to provide FREE Resources, Workshops, Outreach Events, and Parent Support Group meetings, monthly, and is determined to never charge families for access to any of our offerings. We heavily depend on donations, sponsors, and grants to fund our organization and it’s programs. Please consider being a donor, or sponsoring an event. Learn more about Supporting Telic HERE.