• A Place to Learn – Slide 1
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  • 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 History

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



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Enjoy some Next Stop highlights.

14th Annual Golf, Dinner, and Wine Event

In order to follow all guidelines regarding the possible spread of COVID-19, The Next Stop's 14th annual Golf, Dinner and Wine event is postponed until September 28, 2020.

Registration will re-open August 2020

$10,000 Cash Raffle

The $10,000 Cash Raffle drawing date has been extended to September 28, 2020. The winning ticket will be drawn at our 14th annual Golf, Dinner and Wine event.

My son Brian has been attending The Next Stop for 4 years now. I love that he has a place to go where he can express his creativity, be it in the kitchen or in a music class, be with his peers, and just be part of a community.

Check out all of the fun at The Next Stop!

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One very cool thing about Next Stop Zoom sessions is when families peek in and enjoy activities alongside their member.  🤗❤️

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Yes, I love how the family members are able to participate with us some!

the only time my momma Debbie does is when we are cooking at home the rest of the time she lets me be on zoom in my religion room with my personal space like we have been talking about .

Preparing to do our recipe in our home kitchens! Thank you to our fabulous families who make sure ingredients are bought, utensils have been collected and recipe is printed.

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I have a similar house! My room is upstairs and to the left, I kept some TNS t shirts also! Love it!

Way to go members! You will all be Chefs soon!

OOOOOH... Looks some Banana Pudding coming up!

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I Love “The Next Stop” and all of their Members, Families and Staff!”❤️❤️❤️

Mr. Lawrence is always so much fun!

Specially made Mothers Day cards (via Zoom instruction) for our special moms.  We salute all our Next Stop moms--youre the best!

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I just posted a momma's day quote on my momma Debbie's timeline on Facebook and I told her happy momma's yesterday, she loved the post I posted on her timeline 🙂 see you'll this week on zoom 🙂

Lovely tribute to awesome moms❣️🌷❤️

They had so much fun making the cards for there very special moms!

Gentle stretching of our muscles is good for our “safe at home” bodies.  Keep up the good work Next Stop members!

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I enjoyed doing these stretches that day but I can't trust the floor because its hard for me to get back up that's why I like doing it in a chair for my balance issues . we need to really work on my balance some more because that's what I also do at my dance class on Tuesday nights before me and my other dancers start dancing 🙂

Great job! Keep it up !

Love it!

Love seeing our members in their home kitchens making no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls while following Ms Karin on the screen.

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I’m looking for a word to describe this & how it makes me feel. These guys are so happy & having such fun. And Kathy & Vicki, etc work so hard to make it happen. No words! 👍❤️😘💕👏🏼 I just feel the love💕‼️

Awesome job everyone. Plus they were delish!

even though I had help with my momma Debbie with the cookies I enjoyed making them and eating them in moderation

These look great... you guys did awesome!!!

Really good with some hot tea this afternoon. ☕️

A delicious treat❣️ Great job leading another fun recipe Karin Bowman

They look yummy!

They look great!

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I had fun watching you'll do the pictionary last Wednesday and I am excited to participate in this weeks activities 🙂

That’s awesome! Way to stay connected and have fun! ♥️🙌👍

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those are beautiful dance moves Rachel I am happy for you 🙂 I did it too and it was alot of fun 🙂

So incredibly thankful for you all for keeping everyone active and connected during this difficult time.

wow nice dance moves Rachel I'm happy for you 🙂

Great job Rachel

Rocking Rachel! Love it!

That is just plain awesome!

Great job!!

Nice Macarena Rachel!

Heyyyy Macarena!!! 💃

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The Next Stop is proud to recognize our very own occupational therapist during National OT Month.  Serving as our Program Director, Kathy Cookson brings her extraordinary skills, natural creativity and sincere devotion to our members and to our program each day.  Thanks Ms. Kathy for everything you do to make The Next Stop so special.

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We love you Kathy!

I would want to thank you for everything you have done to help me and our members, volunteers and sues chef volunteers that is very sweet 🙂 see you tomorrow at 1:00 pm

You are the best Kathy!❤️🤩 You took our program from "good" to "incredibly amazing" We are so blessed to have you☺️

Thank you all for your sweet comments! I love being an occupational therapist and my work at The Next Stop. TNS is a blessing to all of us and I’m lucky to be a part of it.❤️

She is an amazing professional. We love her and all the staff at Next Stop.

Kathy is an amazing person and such an asset to TNS. We miss you.

Our family is profoundly grateful for Ms. Kathy and the expertise, creativity, and love she brings to every activity. We love you. ❤️

Seeing the behind the sceens of how much work goes into just one activity is amazing. You ROCK Kathy! Thank you for all that you do.

You are awesome, Kathy! And a blessing. ❤️

Omg! Not enough superlatives to describe you Kathy! TNS is thriving because you.♥️♥️♥️

Great Job Kathy. You are amazing!

LOVE Kathy and all her talent! You're such a superstar in the OT field and with all your TNS friends! 💕⭐️

Thank you for all your hard work. You truly make a huge difference for all of our members. We are all lucky to have you.

And she wins 'the best smile award,' too!

Thank you for doing what you do too make our organization so awesome! We are so blessed to have you on our staff!

Kathy combines professionalism with warmth in an amazing way!

Love love her, she is the best!

Kathy is a star and the next stop is blessed to have her. Happy OT month!

Miss Kathy is amazing! We are so appreciative of all that she does.

Kathy is a Rock Star!

You are the Greatest Miss Kathy!!

Kathy is amazing !!!

She is the best!

Truly amazing!!!!!

Thank you, Kathy, for the fabulous job you do!

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Our kitchen educator Ms. Karin led us through our first virtual recipe preparation.  Cooking at The Next Stop is a daily activity so this familiar time (although in an unfamiliar setting) was welcomed by all!

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So fun & those cookies are dangerously good! I might have to leave some outside a neighbor’s door for my own protection.

We couldn't get our laptop to work correctly in the kitchen, so Rebecca and I made ours before the meeting. They were very tasty!

Great job Karin. It was fun and delicious ❤️😊

I was going to at least watch you'll make this but my volume didn't work for me but I will be in the next stop meeting on zoom next Wednesday and Thursday

Love it!

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The challenge was to take a walk after our Zoom fitness session. Several proved it!   ❤️

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Can't wait to see everyone in person!! Stay active!

Aaron walks everyday with mom. Not on Facebook so can’t post. Love the pics.

I went for my walk on Tuesday before my dance class meeting for 2 laps with the dog . I already wrote down 4 things what I saw outside are red and green all I have to do is find something white outside then write it down then I will share it with you'll when we talk about it 🙂

Looking good my friends! I miss you!👍🏻

Good job peeps. Enjoy that sunshine.

I will be doing virtual zumba at 6:30 tonight

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Thank you to our crafters for sending us pictures of your Easter egg creations and how they were used on your Easter table. Just beautiful!

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my family and i usually don't do arts and crafts at home because there's no where to put anything but i know its lots of fun to do it at group with everyone where there's lots of room on the tables to do it . 🙂

Great job everyone! What beautiful additions to your Easter dinner tables🐰😍

You guys, these look amazing! You made your Easter dinner tables beautiful!

Loving these Easter dinner tables 😍


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