Happy One Year Anniversary to the
Augie’s Adventures Parent Support Group
Year 2 Begins October 19!
Thursday, October 19, From 6:30pm to 8:30pm
A Support Group For Special-needs Families
Augie’s Adventures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 87-3476581) support group for special-needs families. It will enable families to make connections and share resources for navigating obstacles, while building friendships with like-minded families. Augie’s Adventures will facilitate parent support group meetings and other recreational activities to create community.
Does Your Family Include a Minor or Grown Child With a Disability?
- Yearn to connect with other families who “get it?”
- Struggle to maintain balance in caring for your loved one’s special needs, in addition to other parts of your life?
- Feel as though your child and/or you are isolated, as though you don’t belong anywhere?
- Feel like your special-needs child and/or you do life with no group of friends?
- Feel alone in your journey with disability issues, without any guidance from parents who have "been there, done that?"
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you’ve come to the right place. Augie’s Adventures is a nonprofit organization located in Loveland, Ohio, (a suburb of Cincinnati,) that has been established for families with minor and grown children with disabilities.
The goal of Augie’s Adventures is for families to be able to meet like-minded groups of people who can bond through the joys, difficulties, laughter, and tears, which accompany life with disabilities. In addition, this group can be a platform for guest speakers to inform and inspire parents to make their children’s and their families’ lives even better. It is a place for grown and minor children to connect with others who enjoy the same recreational activities and pastimes. Physical activity and social interaction will increase, as grown and minor children with disabilities enjoy the various amenities such as the basketball and pickleball courts, the trampoline, and the pool. As the families get acquainted, small groups can be designed to meet similar, identified needs.
Our Plans as We Grow
As Augie’s Adventures grows in membership and funding, we would like to offer invitations to about three families at a time to enjoy the property’s amenities together, on a scheduled, private “event” day. On one of these private event days, this small group of families would be invited to a picnic and to partake in recreational amenities on the property, as they are hosted by the founding family (the Terselics) and a few assisting volunteer families. This would create a naturally inclusive environment in which the families could enjoy time together, but with an intentional focus on accommodating the children with special needs. The goal would be to get the special-needs children participating in the play activities just as much as the typical peers in attendance.
We want to accommodate much-deserved breaks for special-needs parents, enabling them to relax and eat or converse with other adults, without interruptions to tend to their disabled children’s needs. With a number of host families cooperating, those with special needs would receive the encouragement and assistance to partake in as many recreational amenities as possible.