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Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

ATLANTA -- Area residents are invited to join the Safe Kids Fulton County Coalition to celebrate 20 years of service to help keep kids safe.

The special event is scheduled for Thursday, March 29  from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA located at 1600 Pryor Street, SE. They will recognize current members and partners dedicated to saving kids’ lives by developing and conducting programs that reduce or eliminate preventable, unintentional injuries and deaths.

The coalition targets the four most common areas of unintentional injuries through education and awareness:

  • Traffic Injuries (passenger, pedestrian, bicycle)
  • Fires and Burns
  • Drowning and near drowning
  • Poison Prevention

For more information about Safe Kids Fulton County and the celebration, call 404.613.3671

Now casting for autism public service announcements

Now casting for autism public service announcements

ATLANTA -- Comedian Griff (BET’s Comic View, The Toni and Griff Show, Motivational Speaker) and Shannon Nash(Entertainment Attorney, Autism Advocate, Producer of Autism Documentary – Colored My Mind, Winner Best Film at the 2012 Bronze Lens Festival) are casting for PSAs on Autism in Atlanta.

Gotta have art! Spelman Museum hosts Community Day

Gotta have art! Spelman Museum hosts Community Day

ATLANTA -- The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art's Community Day will be held Saturday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

During Community Day festivities, families can enjoy guided tours of the exhibition, “Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College;” take part in art-making workshops, try their luck at an art scavenger hunt, and participate in interactive dance performances.

The first 25 families to arrive at the museum will receive a free gift. The event is free and open to the public.

For visitors with GPS navigation systems, please use the following address: 440 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

For more information, call 404-270-5682.

Fulton County Health Services to Hold Community Listening Sessions

Fulton County Health Services to Hold Community Listening Sessions

Residents Invited to Provide Input about Access to Healthcare

 

Fulton County Health Services will host three “Community Listening Sessions” to provide valuable information about the many high quality services available at the county’s community integrated health centers and to learn from the community about their service needs.  Each session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and take place:

 

Thursday, March 14th

Neighborhood Union Health Center

Large Community Conference Room

186 Sunset Avenue, NW

Atlanta, GA 30314

 

Thursday, March 21st

Adamsville Regional Health Center

Community Room

3700 M.L. King Jr. Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA 30331

 

Thursday, March 28th

North Fulton Service Center

Community Room #232

7741 Roswell Road

City residents invited to Atlanta Fair 2013

City residents invited to Atlanta Fair 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The City of Atlanta is inviting all residents to the Atlanta Fair 2013, beginning February, 28. 

According to an event organizer, Vickie Crocitto, the fair serves as a carnival for all Atlanta communities. 

Atlanta Fair 2013 will be held at Turner Field, at 688 Central Avenue, and will begin at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and at noon on weekends. Information on the Atlanta Fair website said new activities will be introduced in 2013, in addition to the giant Ferris wheels and past entertainment.

New rides will include the Flying Dutchman, Skywheel, while another new addition will be the Food Truck Bite at the Fair, where customers can vote for their favorite food truck on Wednesdays. There are talent shows lined up as well. 

For general information on the fair, call (404) 913-3247, or visit the Atlanta Fair 2013 Facebook page. 

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'

YMCA removes economic barriers between those in need, programs

YMCA removes economic barriers between those in need, programs

ATLANTA -- The YMCA of Metro Atlanta kicked off a campaign on Tuesday that will connect families in need with scholarships, allowing them to participate in YMCA programs. 

The campaign, Why It Matters takes place once a year. For 2013, board members Charlie Yates, Jr. and Carol Cookerly will co-chair the campaign as it works towards raising $2.7 million. 

"The Y has always had an annual campaign that helped meet the need for financial assistance," Cookerly said. "But, this marks the first year we are pulling together our 23 local Ys and launching a system-wide brand and effort to secure the funds we need to continue to play a pivotal role in Atlanta by helping individuals, especially children, reach their greatest potential."