• 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...



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Save The Date!
15th Annual Golf Tournament
October 4, 2021

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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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 🙂

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 .

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 .

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

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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 🙂

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

Great to see you today Sarah Jaye!

Welcome back Sarah Jaye🤗

So glad to see her today

Lookin good Sarah Jaye!

Good job!

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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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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 🙂

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🤗😆

Way to go team The Next Stop!

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

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

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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!!! ❤️

Great times.

nice! Love the activity!

What a fun game. ❤️

Such fun!!

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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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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 🙂

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

That is great ‼️looking good‼️

It looks great!!

Awesome can't wait to be there tomorrow

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A virtual hello between friends who haven’t reunited in person at The Next Stop....YET! 🤗

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It was good seeing everyone on zoom

It was good to see everyone today

In person Pictionary!  Showing off this amazing talent 😊.

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I had fun at doing this even though I am not a good drawer I'm glad I had fun doing it and saying the things in spanish too .

So many talents!!!! Love seeing this!!! Gooo J!!!!!

You have skills Jamie!

Great job Jamie

Great job Jamie🤗

Great drawing !

Good job Jamie!

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Looking back on an uncertain year where hope shined through The Next Stop.

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Awesome display of unity The Next Stop even though there were miles between everyone! Hello, Aaron on the right! Good job on your project!

Great job on capturing 2020! What a year. So thankful for zoom and how it kept us together. " Better together" now and forever it only made us stronger.

So glad that most of us are able to be back in person. Had so much fun volunteering today.

Great collage!

What a year! But we made it through to the other side🥳

I love this!!!

So glad to be back

What a year it was! We did it!

I love it

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Re-opening week was a success!  Happiness abound❤️

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Congratulations everyone!!

It was so much fun to be hanging with all my friends again! You guys are the best! ❤️

What an awesome week!

Can you tell that we are overjoyed to be back🎉🤗😄🥳

Looks like lots and lots of fun per usual!!

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The Next Stop staff receive beautiful flower bouquets on Re-opening Day!  A welcome back and appreciation for 14 months of keeping everyone connected through Zoom.

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I live in Augusta/Evans, Georgia and work with atypical individuals. I’ve heard many wonderful stories about the support you give, observed many of the projects the clients have completed in person over the years and most recently, virtually. I’ve attended one of your dinners as well. Next Stop is a multi-faceted, top-class service! Your love and genuine concern for each individual and their families and supports are evident! Thank you Next Stop! Thank you!

I’m glad you got a nice return reception, well deserved💜🎉❣️Thanks for all you did and ALL the HARD WORK YOU DID!!!

What a great day! You guys truly are the best of the best.

my parents and my uncle Teddy is very happy for your hard work that you'll are doing for us 🙂

I was so glad to be there yesterday I'm looking forward to seeing what we are doing today

So great to be back!

Beautiful! You all deserve it!

The Shakers and the Movers at The Next Stop!

Well deserved kudos!❤️

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Best day ever!❤️

Great for the clients and volunteers to be in-person again!

Looks so amazing. So happy to know everything is back up and going. Y’all deserve it.

This is so awesome and much awaited although we did so much enjoy the Zoom online activities too.

It was awesome to see everyone in person today. ❤️

So awesome to be back! Lots of smiles and a ton of laughter

It was a wonderful day❤️

I am very excited to come back to the next stop in person tomorrow and Thursday to play uno, do lots of exercise and cook with everyone in person again 🙂

It's gonna be a great day today can't wait

Yay Miss Rise!!


How awesome!!!!!

I can't wait to see everyone today and Tomorrow


So awesome! 😀

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