• 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.

Thank you to Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club and our very generous community of support that made The Next Stopโ€™s 2020 fundraising a big success!

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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Time to get our rooms ready for our eventual return. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘  Deep cleaning and organizing in progress. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I am very excited to return back to the next stop in person again .

I'll be so glad when we can get back together in person

Yeah! So happy for my brother Aaron and the other members

Work it ladies!!! We can't wait to see everyone, in person!

Can’t wait to get back!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

cool! I'll stay up here until then anyway

No fair.. you two never age..

A fun day!

That’s exciting!

You go girls!

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Happy April Fools Day from The Next Stop staff! (the best we could come up with on the fly :-)

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One good thing about Zoom is you can go to Texas to meet your new niece and introduce her to all your friends at The Next Stop! ๐Ÿ’–

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Kristina you looked so happy and pretty that day.๐Ÿ˜˜

Looking good Aunt Kristina!

Way to go Aunt Kristina! You're a pro.

I know you are a great aunt, Kristina!

Yes, so very sweet!๐Ÿฅฐ

So sweet.

How very sweet!

A very proud Aunt Kristina๐Ÿ’–

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One step closer to meeting back together at The Next Stop!  Vaccination day for total of 48 members, volunteers and caregivers (families).  โค๏ธ A special thank you to pharmacist Magdeline for making it happen.

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I'm glad so many members of The Next Stop have the opportunity to get vaccinated and proud that you guys are making it a prerequisite for those to rejoin! Congrats for getting this organized and thank you for taking public health so seriously and helping us end the pandemic.

Thanks for setting this up! Looked like they all did great.

So proud of our members who got their vaccines todayโ˜บ๏ธ. It was so good to see them and their families.

So happy for everyone! We’ll be back together soon!

I am very happy I got mine and I am ready to attend back to the ssa in person again and I am excited about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Vicki for getting this set up!! You are an amazing advocateโคโค

Congratulations Next Stop members and families!! Soon you'll be back together!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you for making this happen!

Thanks Vicki for organising this.


This makes me so happy! Way to go Vicki LaRoche for organizing this!


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Itโ€™s our time to get our vaccinations! Hip hip hooray!

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Way to go Sammy!

Way to go Sammy! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Yay Sammy!!!!

Good job Sammy!

You da man Sammy!

Yay, Sammy!!!

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One year ago today was the last time The Next Stop met in person.  
Pictures on our staffโ€™s phones reflect the time.  
1.   Members working on a collaborate art project about COURAGE. 
2.   Brand new ovens installed (havenโ€™t been used yet)
3.   Gorgeous rainbow outside our facility.  
4.   Brenau OT students on site for fieldwork.
How far weโ€™ve come!  Lots of Zoom Pictionary skills learned this year. Members of The Next Stop rock!

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Our members truly are amazing!!!

Members sure enjoyed introducing themselves to our new yoga teacher.  Coming to us all the way from Philadelphia, we welcome Ms. Nadia to the Next Stop!

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this really helps my balance a lot I need to do this more often so it can really help me with my balance issues .

Welcome Nadia, so glad your here teaching our members new yoga moves!

We are so happy to have you teaching yoga Nadia!

Sorry I missed it

Always fun to celebrate Mardi Gras with The Next Stop--even from our own homes ๐Ÿ˜Š

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What a fun day we all had learning about and celebrating Mardi Gras๐Ÿ˜€

What a fantastic virtual Fat Tuesday we had at The Next Stop! Our members were treated to an hour long interactive informative presentation about Mardi Gras by Ms. Kathy and another hour plus cooking their own King Cake with Ms. Karin.

WOW! SO impressed with all your culinary skills! ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

I really enjoyed doing this with the masks it was really fun ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› Wow ๐Ÿ˜ณ members. You'll did such a great job making the masks and cakes. They are awesome. Thanks to Mrs Kathy for the fun hour of learning ๐Ÿ’œ,๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›. I learned a few new ones myself.๐Ÿค—

Miss everyone

Great job y’all. Lots of fun!๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽญ

Looking good y'all

Jaclyn Bean's cake looks like a goober cake with the beads on it and the feathers on there .

WOW!!! You guys, these king cakes look mighty tasty ๐Ÿ‘… and you all look awesome in your masks! โšœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œโšœ๏ธ

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Our dedicated staff was so happy to see some of our members today as we passed out Mardi Gras and Valentine goody bags.

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Great to see a lot of our members today. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

I am just going to be watching everyone make the king cake on Tuesday

It filled my heart to get to see and chat with so many of our members & families today ๐Ÿ’–

I was gonna make a silly comment about masks & trick or treat, but never mind. ๐Ÿ˜Š y’all do such great things & kindness on a cold wet Sat. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

So happy to say hello to some of our members and families todayโค๏ธ

So sorry I missed it

God Bless you guys!!!

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A beloved Next Stop member who moved away 3 years ago, joined us today on Zoom!   It was a great surprise for so many of our members who have known him for a long time.

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Wouldn't it be neat if, for at least one meeting a week, Zoom could make long distance participation possible for members whose families had to move away, even after in-person meetings resume?

Wow, blast from the past. Good to see you again Ankur!

Really cool seeing Ankur on zoom

yep it was really cool to see Ankur again now on zoom . I know I am friends with him on Facebook too but hope to see you again some day on zoom or in person at tns at ssa whenever you are not busy .

So glad you came today Ankur!

Great to see you Ankur!

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TNS loves all the at-home cooking assistants that help our members participate in our Zoom cooking session. There are moms, dads, a brother in law, and a sister represented here today :-)  Mexican lasagna for dinner tonight!

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There are gonna be a lot of happy tummies tonight๐Ÿ˜‹ Great job everyoneโฃ๏ธ

I always love those smiling faces. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Looking good team Next Stop!

That sounds yummy!!

So good to see everyone again today

Awesome job!

Mrs. Kara misses all of yall

I enjoyed watching everyone cook today . I know I was talking about cutting out fatting its just we were talking about exercises alot on zoom with Mrs. Miquel more than social media a couple of times that's why I brought it up . Rachel's and Sarah Jaye's, Stephanie's dish did look delicious .

Great job everyone. Love seeing all these smiling facesโค

Great job guys!

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