• 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!
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Our Program

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

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Our Vision

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

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

That is great ‼️looking good‼️

Awesome can't wait to be there tomorrow

It looks great!!

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!!!!!

Good job Jamie!

You have skills Jamie!

Great job Jamie

Great job Jamie🤗

Great drawing !

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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!

I remember this and it was alot of fun doing it but I am so glad I am back at tns again in person with everyone 🙂 see everyone tomorrow in person at 1:00pm

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!

I love this!!!

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

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!!

What an awesome week!

Looks like lots and lots of fun per usual!!

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

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

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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!

Well deserved kudos!❤️

The Shakers and the Movers at The Next Stop!

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Best day ever!❤️

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

How awesome!!!!!

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.

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

It was awesome to see everyone in person today. ❤️

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

Fantastic!

I can't wait to see everyone today and Tomorrow

So awesome! 😀

Yay Miss Rise!!

Rose

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T-minus 3 days til The Next Stop re-opens!  Almost ready 😊

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tell me about it I have been telling my parents and my uncle Teddy that I am very excited about attending back to the next stop in person and they know that I am more than ready so I can have lots of fun playing uno in spanish and everything especially for me to get my exercise in to help my weight loss 🙂

I'll be so glad that it's almost time for it to open

Carpool is set-we’re ready!!

Can’t wait to see everyone!!!!🥰

Very excited to coming back to next stop and doing puzzles with ms Tina

Wahoo 🥳 so excited to get back in person with my peeps!!! ❤️😁

I miss these faces!!!

Yes!!

It’s practically here🥳😁❤️

I’ll be there in July!!!!!

Can’t wait!!!

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Members have enjoyed preparing recipes for and with their families while weve been on Zoom.  But soon they will be cooking for each other again as we return to The Next Stop!

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I love to cook with everyone its just its hard to do so at home with no counter space that's why I am always watching so when we all attend back including me I will be happy to cook with everyone again 🙂

Looks great Ian!

Looks delicious!

Can’t wait!

Thank you Ms. Nadia for leading Zoom yoga all the way from Pennsylvania.  We loved our 3 months together!💖

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muchas gracias Nadia para conducir nosotros en yoga 🙂 thank you very much Nadia for leading us en yoga

Gracias Nadia😊

Thank you Nadia!

Thank you Nadia 😊

I believe this volunteer when he says Wednesday is my favorite day because I get to spend time with some of my favorite people.    He checked in to say hello all the way from his vacation spot in Maui!  🥰

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I wouldn’t miss the Next Stop for anything! My favorite people!!🌴❤️😎

Nice to see him too

Thank you Mr. Steve! Have fun😎🏝

So good seeing him

Loved this so much!!!😎❤️

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