Author: Michael Rushbrook

Under the (Music) Radar

I performed more in May than I have all year, so I’m taking a break until fall. The #DreamTeam will still host #GardenCityJazz and Pop-Up Augusta events, and we’ll still do the #bookmusicgigs thing. But KG & THE SUNSHINE BAND (aka KG & Friends) is gonna chill for a sec, so that KG can explore some new & different-err… options. What ARE those options exactly? Glad you asked. They are including, but not limited to the following… • Spending time with family • Homeschooling @SayWhatScooter • Launching an exploratory committee (for my campaign for political office) • Taking a...

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A Mother’s Rest

By Meredith Flory   A Mother’s Rest is a certified 501c3 that operates out of Maryland, planning retreats for “extra needs” families across the United States, and these events have ties to our area.  Founder Andrea Faris Roberts explains that A Mother’s Rest is a “health initiative” for the caretakers of children that require extra care; this might be special needs children, children with long term illnesses, or children that have experienced trauma or behavioral issues, like many in foster situations.  As a mother of teenage son with Down Syndrome, ADHD, and SPD, she recognized that her and other...

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5 Things You Need to Know about Autism

By Cammie Jones   Autism is diagnosed in 1 of 68 children and more often in boys. As a parent at this point in my life with two teens and a preteen, I know of many families who have a child with autism. When I think about the kids I know, I don’t automatically refer to him or her as the autistic one. I first think about how amazing the child is and how, even though they may have special needs, that label really doesn’t play into my description of each of them. With that said, here is a...

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Celebrating Father’s Day with Reading

by Meredith Flory   As we approach Father’s Day, I wanted to share some stories that make good gifts for a parent, or provide good summer reading for families. A beautifully illustrated picture book can be a sweet gift for an adult, particularly one that reminds you of that person in some way, and that they can read to their children, grandchildren, or students.  However, this Father’s Day book list has a slight twist. It’s important to remember that while Mother’s and Father’s Days are wonderful holidays for families to thank parents for the work they do, for some...

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Congratulations Rose Mary Bradley

Congratulations! Lynndale’s Rose Mary Bradley has been awarded the 2019 Georgia’s Direct Support Professional award by the American Network of Community Options and Resources. ANCOR is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, they support more than one million individuals with disabilities and work to shape policy, share solutions and strengthen community. The organization’s mission is to advance the ability of their members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities. Rose Mary was selected from hundreds of nominees and this...

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