Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center
1140 Liberty Grove Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Now located about 25 miles north of Atlanta at the Chukkar Farm & Polo Club, the Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center focuses on the natural empathy and rhythm of horses to help special needs youth. Therapeutic riding lessons are available from instructors accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.
According to their Facebook posts, the volunteer-run Camp Caglewood has weekend camping trips and day camps for children and adults with special needs. Campers on Caglewood Camping Trips either stay in a tent, which they will be able to help erect, or in a cabin depending on the season. Campers also help cook their meals and engage in activities under the supervision of staff, who number about one per two campers on any event.
Learning On The Log
The non-profit organization Learning On The Log coordinates hiking, swimming, gymnastics and other recreational programs that focus on supporting and growing social skills. Its highlights include after-school programs, Saturday sessions, summer schools and work in cooperation with The Community School in Decatur.
Under Musical Construction, Inc.
1569 Cove Creek Circle
Norcross, Georgia 30093
Using music can go far to promote the development and well-being of children and adults with special learning needs. The program by founder Julia Distelhurst and current owner Amy Weaver is affiliated with the American Music Therapy Association and offers a variety of resources.