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WELCOME TO WAVES

It is our heart's desire to walk alongside of you and your family, providing support, social interactions, educational, and vocational opportunities for those that are autistic, creating friendships and connections that will last a lifetime! Jeremiah 29:11

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Upcoming Groups and Workshops
August 2022-May 2023

Life and Social Groups Begin

We meet online and in-person for one hour every week. Our social groups create opportunities to meet others with similar interests and challenges. In our life groups students will discover ways to become more independent at home, school, and in the workplace. 

August 2022

Career Exploration Groups

Beginner Game Design 

Advanced Game Design Architectural Design

August
2022

 

Online Beginner Graphic Design Workshop

 

Online Advanced Graphic Design Workshop

Family Funding Opportunities

The following is a list of DBHDD Family Support Coordinators in many areas of Georgia that we have been approved to serve as a family support community vendor. Please contact them directly to inquire about family funding.

 

If you have any questions about other funding support and your county is not listed, please contact Shelley at Waves by sending an email to wavesautismcenter@gmail.com. Some agencies below may have added additional counties to serve that are not listed. 

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Since July 2018 we have been an approved Middle Flint Behavioral Health support vendor. 

 

If you or someone you love has a developmental challenge or has received an autism diagnosis and reside in the following counties, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Clay, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Upson and Webster, you may be eligible for family support funding through Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare that will cover our groups and summer workshops. 

 

Stacey Rexroat is the family support coordinator at Middle Flint that can send you an application and answer any questions you may have. Her contact information is 478-988-1222 ext 109 or 478-952-2677. Her email is staceyr@mfbhc.org. Tamika Towns is also a family support coordinator and can be reached at TamikaT@mfbhc.org.

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In March 2019 we became a family support provider for River Edge Behavioral Health. If you have a developmental challenge or have received an autism diagnosis and live in the following counties, Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, and Wilkinson you may be eligible for family support funding through River Edge. 

Marsha Body is the primary family support coordinator at River Edge who can send you an application and answer any questions you may have. Her contact number is 478-803-7668. Her email is mbody@river-edge.org.

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In September 2019 we became a family support vendor for the Champion for Children Program at Easter Seals that serves those with a developmental challenge in all areas of Georgia! This program is for those 18 and younger who have been denied Medicaid and Katie Beckett. Angela Sanders is the family support coordinator and can be reached to answer any questions you may have at 478-697-5947. Her email is asanders@mges.us. The Champion for Children covers families that live in all Georgia counties. 

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On June 12, 2020 Waves became a community support vendor for Easter

Seals Southern Georgia! We are grateful

for this opportunity to serve the families

with children and young adults in Albany and Southern Georgia! The counties that we serve are: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Grady, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, McIntosh, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Pierce, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Seminole, Sumter, Tattnall, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Ware, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Worth

 

Cathy Jenkins is the family support coordinator and can be reached via email at cjenkins@swga-easterseals.org. Her contact number is 229-439-7062. 

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In July 2020 Waves became a community support vendor for Kaleidoscope at Lookout Mountain Community Services that serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, and Walker Counties.

 

Vanessa Hawkins is the family support coordinator that can answer any questions you may have. Her email is vanessa.hawkins@lmcs.org. Her contact number is 706-375-2142 ext 6012. 

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On January 12, 2021 Waves became a community support vendor for B and B

Care Services that serves the DBHDD District 2 and 5 including the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon,

Bleckley, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch,

Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham,

Clinch, Coffee, Dodge, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jefferson-Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Pulaski, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne, Wheeler, and

Wilcox.  Baldwin, Barrow, Bibb, Burke,

Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Emanuel,

Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jackson,

Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Jones, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan,

Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putman, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Twiggs, Walton, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, Wilkinson.

Pauline Shaw is our family support coordinator that can answer any questions that you may have. Her contact information is 912-754-0817 or 912-659-9855. Her email is pshaw@bandbcare.com

Kathryn Palmer is also a family support coordinator for B and B care Services. Her contact information is 912-800-5844 or 912-754-0817. Her email is kpalmer@bandbcare.com

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GVRA Grow Workshops are coming this June and July 2022! Please contact your local GVRA Field Office to apply to be added to the database for a referral to join us for a career exploration intensive week of meeting community business owners. Let them know that we are working with Sheila Pierce and Rebecca Williamson! We will soon be planning a field trip and exploring the different things that will be helpful as students transition from high school! This is for ages 14-22! 

The GVRA Waves Pre-ETS Program will also be offered in the Fall 2022 once we have final approval! 

CONTACT US

Call Shelley at 478-733-2597 or send an email to wavesautismcenter@gmail.com for more information and to register for one of our groups and/or workshops. We offer online and in-person groups. 

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