• Mar 23, 2016

    1st Annual Tennis Tournament benefiting ESP

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  • Mar 17, 2016

    Free Fallin' with ESP!

      Heroes; a common theme of Extra Special People. Whether it be the performers in the Big Hearts Pageant, the parents who support our participants, the staff and volunteers who spend hours making ESP successful, or our genero...
  • Mar 13, 2016
    Posted by: Mallory Humphries

    March Into Fan Club Madness

    Just over a month ago, Extra Special People announced their newest initiative, the ESP Fan Club. This campaign provides our community with the opportunity to help build the biggest fan base for our favorite team, the particip...
  • Feb 26, 2016
    Posted by: Kalon Carpenter

    100 Days Until Summer Camp!

    100 days till summer! I am not sure if I can wait that long. Summer is my favorite time of the year and I can give you a 100 reasons why…but no one wants to read that much so I’ll just share a few. Summer means longer days, ...
  • Feb 17, 2016

    Making Our Dreams a Reality

    “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” – Victor Hugo When I first walked through the doors of ESP, I was surrounded by an atmosphere of acceptance. An atmosphere that radiated positivity. And an atmosphere that...
  • Jan 22, 2016

    For the love of Big Hearts

    Upon starting my relationship with ESP, I knew very little about the organization. What I did know: ESP is a place of love. It’s full of loving people who have a passion to serve individuals with developmental disabilities. M...
  • Jan 21, 2016
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Mom Moments

         Two things happened to me this week: my son was cast in a play and my daughter entered into her first ballet class. It’s those moments that make your heart swell as a parent. They seem li...
  • Dec 22, 2015
    Posted by: Jake Sapp

    What ESP Provides to Us All

      As the year begins to wind down and the spirit of thankfulness is on all of our minds, I begin to think about what makes ESP so special, and why I’m so thankful for this community. I read the end of our mission statement and...
  • Nov 30, 2015


    The Gift of Giving “It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Theresa As the frenzy of Thanksgiving subsides, and the next holiday feels right around the corner, we easily consume ourselves wi...
  • Nov 11, 2015

    Celebrate the Holidays with the ESP Family!

    We’re making a list, and checking it twice… but this list isn’t for the great new pair of boots or the new iPhone we want. This list is a list of all the reasons we love spending the holiday season with our ESP family! Some o...
  • Oct 5, 2015

    Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

    Fall; the season where sports pick back up, the leaves begin to change and halloween movies come back on ABC Family. As the weather cools off and we say goodbye to the summer heat, we are welcomed by sunny afternoons and plen...
  • Oct 1, 2015

    Making the Most of Fall

    As the constant rain drifts out of the forecast and the weather seems to be looking up, it’s finally time to enjoy everything that fall has to offer! Although we all remember the summers from our childhood, I tend to think ba...
  • Sep 16, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    A Year Ago Today

    A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.John Lennon It was this day one year ago that Toni (our board chairwoman), Joseph (husband), and I walked through 70 acres in Jackson County. It ...
  • Sep 9, 2015
    Posted by: Kalon Carpenter

    ESP: Therapeutic Recreation

    ESP: Therapeutic Recreation ESP utilizes Recreational Therapy everyday. From improving range of motion during sports to improving social and life skills at a Braves game or even breaking out of your shell and doing something...
  • Sep 9, 2015

    360 is starting back up!

    Summer is officially coming to an end, and though it’s sad to say goodbye to those sunny days of camp, we’ve got something else to be excited for: 360! With our first day a success, this semester is ramping up to be one of ou...
  • Aug 17, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    ...Another Hooray of Hope

    …Another Hooray of Hope And here we are again, making history at ESP. It has been quite the summer. The beginning started with a groundbreaking in Watkinsville and as the summer ends, we unveil our new residential camp name. ...
  • Jun 25, 2015

    The W's of Camp

    Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How Camp at ESP Happens Ever wonder who makes camp happen, what makes ESP camp so fun, when we have the time to fit all of the fun in, where we go on our adventures, how camp at ESP Happens, a...
  • Jun 10, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Hope Has Led Us Here

    On a sunny morning on Friday, June 5, ESP broke ground for its new 14,000 square foot facility next to the current building in Watkinsville. Laura shares what was spoken at the ground breaking and what this special occasion me...
  • May 18, 2015
    Posted by: Kalon Carpenter

    The Directions You Choose

    So where have I decided to go?? That’s easy because you already know! I am so excited to say that I am now a part of the ESP family! This has been quite a journey for me. I feel like have lived all over these great states of ...
  • May 18, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    The We is the Why

    Why oh why do I do what I do? It’s hard work, long hours, it’s true. Why oh why do I do what I do? It’s not the pay or the facilities where I stay. It’s not the benefit plan or the summer’s farmer tan. Why oh why do I do what ...