• A Place to Learn – Slide 1
  • A Place to Laugh – Slide 1
  • A Place to Shine – Slide 1
  • A Place to Learn – Slide 2
  • A Place to Laugh – Slide 2
  • A Place to Shine – Slide 2

Welcome to The Next Stop!

Located in Suwanee, Georgia, The Next Stop provides opportunities for our members to socialize, enjoy recreation, and continue to learn three afternoons a week.

Surrounded by peers and mentors, members of The Next Stop enjoy stimulating afternoons laughing and enjoying friendships in a fulfilling and challenging way. We are a vibrant program offering high quality group activities, learning opportunities and personalized mentorship to our members!

Our Program

Having a place to belong and a place to enjoy friendships is important to all of us! Read more...


Our Vision

What happens when the school bus stops coming? The Next Stop! Read more...


Our Beginning

Based on their own family's needs, The LaRoche's knew they had been called to a mission beyond their wildest dreams. Read more...



Big or small, your gift makes a difference.

The Next Stop 15th Annual Golf, Dinner and Wine Event
October 4, 2021
Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club
Flowery Branch, GA

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Trey has loved Next Stop from day one, and being able to stay in touch with his Next Stop family during the COVID-19 pandemic has made all the difference for him. The Next Stop immediately began Zoom groups for their members and reminded them that they are not "stuck" at home but "safe" at home. Hearing that message and being with his friends online, has helped him to better understand the situation and deal with his emotions. Listening to his conversations and helping him with his Next Stop projects and activities has helped us understand his perspective and has created a new kind of conversation in our house. We are forever grateful to The Next Stop team!

Check out all of the fun at The Next Stop!

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Welcome new members Demond and Justin 🤩.

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Welcome to the next stop we are glad your here

Welcome Guys.

Glad we got to prepare and enjoy peach cobbler before peach month ended on August 31st! 😋

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depends on the calories and the fats I do eat what we make at group if it has 100 calories and more I bring a healthy snack and if it has 100 calories, less I eat what we make at group just to help me stay on my diets easily


A surprise visit from long time volunteer Ms. Mo after a 4 year absence made many of us Next Stoppers so very happy today!!❤️

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What an absolutely amazingly fun time with these guys!! I was so lucky to be able to volunteer there and meet them all. I miss them so much and my heart is full!! ❤❤❤❤

Sorry i missed you, but hopefully next time!

So awesome to have Ms Mo back in the house today! She had them all laughing and dancing. We love all of our past and present volunteers!

Amazing! One of my personal favs!

Ms Mo you look absolutely georgeous!!!!looks like Florida agrees with you!!

Good seeing you mo I was happy to seeing you today

So happy to see Ms Mo’s smiling face today❤️😁

So sorry I missed you!! You look fabulous!!!

Awesome to see you today Mrs. Mo!

So good to see you again 😊.

Yay Mo!

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Always a good time to practice our balance skills 😊

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You guys all did so good yesterday!!! 🥳🙌🤗

This was so awesome hope we do it again soon

I just need more work with my balance for me to do that but I am going to keep up the good work 🙂


Working hard on our newest collaborate art project.  Wonder what it will be?

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this was alot of fun I love doing fun things with everyone 🙂

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat 🤗😔

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So much fun today

Kudos to Brenau OT students Meg and Allison for a fun lesson practicing our communication skills. ☺️

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Thank you Meg and Allison! Our members love having Brenau students.

this is really something that my momma Debbie wants me to work on so I can be able to have more ideas to communicate with others on social media and in person other than yes or no . Because I always run out of what to ask others of opening ended questions other than yes or no that's why I need this a lot to help me with it 🙂

I think since next week is the ot students last days with us I was thinking that we can maybe tell everyone our favorite thing that we did for conversations .

because we are having a lesson about conversations can we please have a lesson on how we talk to others on social media and in person, through group text messages because I'm actually trying to stay out of other people's drama situations and if we have this talk about it then we all will know how to treat others respectfully since words do hurt .

So happy to have another “first day back” member leading our recipe today! 👏😊

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Welcome back Sarah Jaye! It was great seeing you again!!

Welcome back Sarah Jaye🤗

Welcome back Sarah Jaye I'm happy to see you back at the next stop in person today . I told my momma Debbie that you came back in person she was very happy to hear about that . besides I didn't see our friend Debby at the gym in a long time but when I see her online I will tell her that you came back 🙂

So glad to see her today

Great to see you today Sarah Jaye!

Good job!

Lookin good Sarah Jaye!

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Including and talking with some of our members via Zoom at The Next Stop is harder than you’d think....but worth the effort!😊

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High fives to Ms Vicki and Ms Kathy for making this happen!🎉. It only took a big TV, 2 laptops, an iPad and a cell phone😜. And a lot of patience and trouble shooting🤗😆

yep that's better than nothing about having all of our friends together rather if its in person and on zoom we can communicate with each other both ways 🙂

Guess who I saw last Saturday Mr. Lawrence at a mexican restaurant

I'm so glad that the next stop has started doing this its so good to see all my friends whom aren't back at next stop yet

Way to go team The Next Stop!

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When successful at challenging activities involving a ping pong ball, dice and solo cups, celebration is exciting!

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Wahoo!!! Way to go guys… hate I had to leave early today and missed all this fun! You guys rock!!! ❤️

What a fun game. ❤️

nice! Love the activity!

Such fun!!

Great times.

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Who knew that learning to juggle could be a part of a music therapy session?!   Thanks Ms. Miquel Shanine for always making “therapy” fun😊

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I totally agree with that . I had fun throwing the frisbee into the ball many times in Spanish and counting the rope in Spanish up my side too and using the pink, purple juggling to toss it up in the air, catching it .

A special thank you to Wcscc Charities for all the wish list gift cards we received for Christmas.  We’ve replaced all our canisters and added 2 hand sanitizer stations.  So appreciated!

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Awesome can't wait to be there tomorrow

I think we should take a healthy class and make a health book other than washing our hands every week 🙂

I like this idea about using this germ soap when I'm coming in but it just helps me to put my belongs down so I don't spill my coffee 🙂

That is great ‼️looking good‼️

It looks great!!

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