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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

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-May 2023

Career Exploration Groups

Beginner Game Design 

Advanced Game Design 

June 2023

Waves Summer Workshops and Groups


Online Beginner Graphic Design Summer Workshop

-Create a Flyer

-Create a Business Card

-Create a PowerPoint Presentation


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 Some agencies below may have added additional counties to serve that are not listed. 



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. 


Tamika (Tosha) Towns is the family support coordinator and can be reached at or by calling 478-733-1150 Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. 



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. 

Lesley Johnson support coordinator at River Edge and can be reached by calling 478-803-7660 or via email at She can send you an application and answer any questions you may have. 

Please see B and B Care Services contact information below that also serves many areas in Georgia including Bibb. 



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 The Champion for Children covers families that live in all Georgia counties. 


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 Her contact number is 229-439-7062. 


In July 2020 Waves became a community support vendor for Kaleidoscope at Lookout Mountain Community Services now Bridge Health 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 Her contact number is 706-375-2142 ext 6012. 


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, Bibb

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.

If you do not see your county listed, please reach out. They may have added your county where you reside. 

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

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


Waves GVRA Program


In January 2023 Waves officially became a GVRA Provider offering in-person and online Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Training Services). Please contact your local GVRA field office to apply. We have been approved to offer in-person services in Houston Count as well as virtually serving all counties in Georgia. You can find their contact information and the district map on the GVRA website at


Once a student is approved your local GVRA field counselor can send Waves a referral through the vendor portal for us to schedule an intake for our Waves GVRA Program! You can also reach out to your local school district. We would be happy to schedule a time to start a conversation to serve your area virtually in the classroom.



GVRA Grow Workshops are coming this June and July 2023! If you would like for your son or daughter to join us here at Waves or in your local area, please contact your local GVRA Field Office to apply. Let your local GVRA counselor know you would like to see a GVRA Grow workshop where you live. You can also reach out to Shelley to let her know you would like more information about bringing a Waves GVRA GROW Workshop to your area. Together we can build bridges and create pathways  between our students and the business community in your local area. This is for ages 14-22.


For those that do not qualify for GVRA services Waves offers in-person and online life groups and educational workshops where we create pathways to learn a new skill for continuing education or to become an entrepreneur. Contact Shelley Spivey at 478-733-2597 or send your contact information to


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

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