Autism Resources in Georgia

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This is a list of some of the organizations accessed most frequently by our families. Please let us know if you learn of one that needs to be added.


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AADD, All About Developmental Disabilities

Babies Can’t Wait – state government interagency group for early childhood developmental delay screening and services

CDC, Learn the Signs Act Early

Easter Seals of North Georgia – Various resources for special needs

Emory Autism Center – Part of the Emory University School of Medicine

Exceptional Kids Athletics, Inc. – Athletic programs for ages 4-21 for special needs

Focus-GA – Assistance for children with special needs

Georgia Advocacy Office – Disability rights non-profit

Georgia Inclusive Post-secondary Education Consortium – Georgia colleges that currently have programs for special needs

Georgia Community Support & Solutions – Respite/social skills resources and assistance

–  Family Support Funding (2015)

–  GCSS Services (2015)

–  2017 GCSS Intake Form

Family Support Application (2017 Update)

Georgia Department of Community Health – New Options Waiver Program (NOW) and Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP)

Georgia Department of Education, Exceptional Students

Greater Georgia Chapter of the Autism Society of America

GLRS Summer Activities Directory 2017

Lekotek of Georgia

Marcus Autism Center

NOW/COMP Waiver Information and Forms

Katie Beckett and Medical Necessity Forms

Navigating The Maze: A Guide To Funding/Grant Opportunities & Advocacy Resources (from Debbie Dobbs Advocacy)

Parent-to-Parent of GA

Social Skills Today – programs for youth and adults with Autism, communication issues, sensory integration, social interaction, and behavioral needs

Spectrum

Tools for Life 

 

Other State Offices

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Paulette Bragg, Director
Division for Exceptional Students
GA Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-3963
E-mail: pbragg@doe.k12.ga.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Toni Waylor-Bower, Consultant
Preschool Special Education
GA Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334-5060
(404) 657-9955

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Eve Bogan, Project Director
Babies Can’t Wait Program
Division of Public Health
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, Room 7-315
Atlanta, GA 30303-3166
(404) 657-2726

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Valencia Wilson-Thomas, Business Development Representative
Department of Human Resources
Division of Rehabilitation Services
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Room 35-403
Atlanta, GA 30303-3166
(404) 657-3053
E-mail: hivrsbd@kestrok.com

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Jeff Chandler, Intervention Specialist
Department of Education
Vocational Education Special Needs Unit
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 657-8324

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Dawne Morgan, Acting Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program Chief
Division of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-2273

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Lyndy Broder, Interim Mental Retardation Program Chief
Division of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-6087

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Carl E. Roland, Jr., Director
Division of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2252
URL: http://www.2.state.ga.us/Departments/DHR

COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FOR GEORGIA

Eric Jacobson, Director
Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 3-210
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-2126      ;             (888) 275-4233
E-mail: eej@dhr.state.ga.us
URL: http://www.ga-ddcouncil.org

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Joyce Ringer, Executive Director
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
999 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 870
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 885-1234      ;             (800) 537-2329       (in GA only)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Charles L. Martin, Director
Client Assistance Program
123 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-2040      ;             (800) 822-9727       (in GA only)

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Paulette Bragg, Director
Division for Exceptional Students
GA Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-3963
E-mail: pbragg@doe.k12.ga.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Wyndolyn C. Bell, Director
Child & Adolescent Health Unit
GA Department of Resources
2 Peachtree Street, 7th Floor, Room 7.312
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2712

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY

Southeast Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
(SEDBTAC), Region 4
1776 Peachtree Road, Suite 208 N
Atlanta, GA 30309-2351
(404) 888-0022       (V/TTY)
E-mail: sedbtac@ucpa.org
URL: http://www.sedbtac.org

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Joy Kniskern, Project Director
Georgia Tools for Life
Division of Rehabilitation Services
#2 Peachtree Street N.W., Suite 35-415
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-3082      ;             (800) 497-8665      ;             (404) 657-3085       (TTY)
E-mail: tfl1@america.net
URL: http://www.gatfl.org

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 587-3700
(800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
(216) 350-9595
(800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Gloria Stahle, President/CEO
Brain Injury Association of GA
1447 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 810
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 817-7577

Cerebral Palsy
Diane Wilush, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Atlanta
1665 Tullie Circle, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 329-9390       (V/TTY)

Epilepsy
Gerald L. Rupert, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 527-7155      ;             (800) 527-7105       (In GA)

Learning Disabilities
Vicki Hansberger, Executive Director
Learning Disabilities Association of GA
P.O. Box 1337
Roswell, GA 30077
(770) 514-8088

Mental Health
Cynthia Wainscott, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of GA
620 Peachtree Street N.W., Suite 300-R
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 875-7081

Don Daves, President
GA Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1256 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Room 412S
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 894-8860

Sue Smith, Executive Director
GA Parent Support Network
620 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite #300E
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 875-6801

Mental Retardation
Lee Miller, Executive Director
Georgia ARC Network
1000 Main Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
(404) 361-9311

Speech and Hearing
Raymond Penn, Executive Director
GA Speech-Language-Hearing Association
P.O. Box 6708
Athens, GA 30604
(706) 613-0144      ;             (800) 226-4742

Spina Bifida
Shira Ledman, Executive Director
Spina Bifida Association of Georgia, Inc.
1605 Chantilly Drive, Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 636-6212
E-mail: sbag@mindspring.com

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Donna Davidson, President/CEO
Easter Seals of North Georgia
3035 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 633-9609      Janet Bittner
The University of Georgia
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
1256 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Unit One
Atlanta, GA 30306-2694
(404) 894-5299
E-mail: bittner@igs.cviog.uga.edu

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Zolinda Stoneman, Director
University Affiliated Program of GA for
Persons with Developmental Disabilities
The University of Georgia
850 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602-4806
(706) 542-3457

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Linda Shepard, Project Director
Parents Educating Parents & Professionals for All Children (PEPPAC)
8318 Durelee Lane, Suite 101
Douglasville, GA 30134
(770) 577-7771
E-mail: PEPPAC@aol.com

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Cathy Spraetz, Executive Director
Parent to Parent of Georgia, Inc.
2900 Woodcock Boulevard, Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 451-5484
E-mail: info@parenttoparentofga.org
URL: http://www.parenttoparentofga.org

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Cathy Henson, President
Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
114 Baker Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308-3366
(404) 659-0214


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