The Joseph Sams School is located in Fayetteville, Georgia and currently serves children from several Georgia counties. The school provides intense educational training as well as speech and language therapy for its students. There are no geographic restrictions for admission in our private not for profit organization.
The goal of the programs offered at The Joseph Sams School is to support and educate individuals to become productive members of society and experience greater independence in life. We maintain a strong relationship with school families and have extensive support from parents and community members.
In addition to providing educational and therapeutic programs and services to children with disabilities, our staff also offers consultative services to outside programs developing similar strategies, works with private therapists and physicians, and offers one-on-one tutoring.
The Joseph Sams School, Inc. is a private, non-profit school serving children from birth through twenty-two years of age who have mild to severe intellectual and/or physical disabilities or diagnosed developed disabilities. The school provides intense educational training as well as speech and language therapy for its students.
I had become used to helping Jordan out a lot around the house due to his cerebral palsy. One day I tried to help him with something; Jordan said to me, “I don’t need your help, I can do it. I am a big boy now.”
Andrew has been saying a few words before this school year started, but we knew his speech was really taking off when we started hearing the following requests on a regular basis; “Tickle me, tackle me, and snuggle me.” Whatever concerns I had that he would never talk are fading fast.
This may seem like a “small moment,” but for us it was HUGE! My son, Stefan, has always been cautious in groups. One day I was waiting for him in the carpool line (he had not seen me yet), and he was surrounded by other students using his communication device to talk with both his friends and teachers. He was being treated with such respect by the teachers, and there was sheer joy on his face! Right then I knew that JSS was the place for us! He got in the car and told me that he had best friends. I was overjoyed—not only is he being taught to read, spell and do math, but he also feels accepted!
One of this year’s most favorite, breathtaking “moments” with AJ was one Sunday at church. I was leading a song with the choir and he started singing with me. AJ actually took over and out sang me! We both got a standing ovation, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the church! My heart was so full, and I know he will do great things in his lifetime!
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A fall favorite, the event was designed to raise both funds and awareness for The Joseph Sams School and it attracts over 350 people. The evening includes good friends, a BBQ dinner prepared onsite by our Cooking Crew and Camp Southern Ground’s Chef Collins, an auction, SEC football and live music.
During this unprecedented time in our country, we have all been forced to adapt to what the new normal may well be for some time to come. First and foremost in our minds at the school is the protection and health of our students, staff and community. After careful consideration, our Board of Directors has unanimously decided not to host this year’s Southern Flair in October. With circumstances rapidly continuing to change, at this point we are unable to solidify a plan for the event moving forward; however, we will keep you posted as decisions are made.
As always, we are grateful for your continued support and prayers for our students, staff and community at large during this difficult time.
This 5K Run/Walk attracts runners from all over metro Atlanta, and features a 1mile Fun Run and Tot Trot. The 5K Run/Walk is held on the cross-country course at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville, just outside Peachtree City. Please click HERE for sponsorship information.
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