Cobb Schools Hosting Annual Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

Community Connections Resource Fair

Summer camps, baseball, ballet, an immersible world of slime, trips to museums, and so much more await your children at the annual Cobb Schools Community Connections Resource Fair. Every year, families from across the metro come to the Cobb-hosted event to learn about extracurricular opportunities available for their students with disabilities. 

The resource fair allows parents to explore more than 50 vendors that tailor fun recreational activities, experiences, and supports for students with disabilities. Whether your student is interested in horseback riding, the symphony, Taekwondo, puppets, or an underwater world of animals, the Cobb Schools event includes information and connections to them all. 

The 2024 Cobb Schools Community Connections Resource Fair is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on February 8 at the district’s Cobb Innovation and Technology Academy (CITA) in Marietta. Families can make reservations to attend here

The Cobb Schools annual resource fair provides an opportunity for families to learn about the sensory-friendly and accessible options offered by Cobb and Atlanta area organizations and attractions. 

Several new vendors will welcome families at this year’s event. For example, Extra Special People exists to create transformative experiences for people with disabilities and their families, changing communities for the better and offers summer camps, recreation, and family events. Families can also access summer camps through Great Prospects, which provides meaningful connections for individuals with disabilities through continued educational enrichment, social interaction, and challenging recreational programs. Students can immerse themselves in a transformative world of touch, sound, scent, and sight at the SlooMoo Institute, which includes accessibility options and sensory-friendly hours for guests with sensory processing differences. Families who attend the fair will also be able to learn about how The STEAM Generation brings hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art Integration, and Math (STEAM) to kids ages 4-18 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, competitions, parties, and field trips. Representatives from Mercedes-Benz Stadium will also be available to explain the stadium’s sensory and accessibility options for students with disabilities. 

The following vendors are expected to attend the Cobb Schools Community Connections Resource Fair this year.

Ability to Groove
CK Danceworks 
Gigi’s Playhouse
Songs for Kids
Acworth Horizon
Cobb County Aquatics
Great Prospects
Southern Museum
Aerie Experience
Cobb County Public Library
Hand Hoof Heart
Special Needs Kids Day at the Lake
Alliance Theatre
Cobb County Special Olympics 
Special Pops Tennis
Alternative Baseball Org
Cobb Parks Cultural Affairs
Speed for Need
Atlanta Braves
Cobb County Therapeutic Recreation
Kennesaw P&R
State Farm Arena
Atlanta Dance Central
College Football Hall of Fame 
Studio Movie Grill
Autism Improvised
Erin’s Hope
McClesky YMCA Sports
BlazeSports America
Extra Special People
Mercedes-Benz Stadium 
The STEAM Generation
Booth museum
Georgia Aquarium
Puppetry Arts
Georgia Ballet 
Shine Sports
Upward Basketball Challenger 
BSDT Taekwon-do  
Georgia Golf
Six Flags/White Water 
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Georgia Symphony 
Sloomoo Institute
Zoo Atlanta