Administration for Community Living

https://acl.gov/programs/aging-and-disability-networks/aging-and-disability-resource-centers

Founded on the fundamental principle that older individuals and individuals with disabilities live in the location of their choice, ACL enables full integration into community.

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc

http://www.advocacycenter.org/

800.342.0823 800.346.4127TTY 850.488.8640Fax

Florida’s official protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in Florida. Offering resource connections to advance the quality of life, dignity, self-determination and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA

https://www.ada.gov/

Information regarding the law, Olmstead decisions, resources, and availability to file an ADA complaint.

The Arc of Georgia

https://ga.thearc.org/

888.401.1581

Information for families regarding self-advocacy, family supports, legislation updates, employment, transportation, and housing.

Bobby Dodd Institute

https://bobbydodd.org/

678.365.0071

Their mission to empower people with differing abilities to maximize their potential by securing economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion within their communities

Center for Leadership in Disability

https://disability.publichealth.gsu.edu/

404.413.1281

University program with the mission to translate research into sustainable community programs that contribute to independence, self-determination, inclusion, and productive lives for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates COPAA

https://www.copaa.org/default.aspx

844.426.7224

Advocating for the legal and civil rights for students with disabilities and their families. Offers training for parents, special education advocates, and attorneys.

DisABILITY Link

http://disabilitylink.org/

404.687.8890

Offers connections for individuals with disabilities and their families to deaf/blind, employment, and nursing facility transition services and providers of durable medical equipment, assistive technology, and home modifications. Education for Community Independent Living facilities is also available.

Easterseals

https://www.easterseals.com/

America’s largest nonprofit healthcare organization. Local affiliates offer care and information for families affected by disabilities. Easterseals augment families resources to assist families obtain the services needed for individuals with disabilities. Their “Champions for Children” program helps families obtain necessary services.

Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.

http://thegao.org/

800.537.2329TTY 770.414.2948Fax

An organization of resources to support individuals who stand with others with disability and mental illness.

Georgia Aging and Disability Resource Connection

https://www.georgiaadrc.com/

866.552.4464

Coordinated system of partnering organizations dedicated to supporting individuals and families who are aging or living with a disability.

Georgia’s Client Assistance Program

http://www.georgiacap.com/

404.373.2040 800.822.9727 800.255.0135TDD 404.373.4110Fax

Funded by US Department of Education in all states as part of grants for Vocational Rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Offers insight to how the state can help individuals get, keep, or advance in work, how you could qualify, how to plan your own vocational rehabilitation, and what rights you have under the Rehabilitation Act.

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities 

https://gcdd.org/

404.657.2126 800.275.4233 404.657.2133TDD 404.657.2132Fax

Georgia’s leader in advancing public policy on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities.

Georgia Department of Education Special Education

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/default.aspx

404.656.3963

Information and supports for students in Georgia served through IEP.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning – Bright from the Start

http://www.decal.ga.gov/

888.442.7735

Guidance toward programs such as child care services, parent services, early Head Start Programs, Georgia PreK Head Start, and instructional supports for nutrition.

Georgia Department of Health – Babies Can’t Wait

https://dph.georgia.gov/babies-cant-wait

404.657.2850

Georgia’s Early Intervention Program

Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning

http://www.gaearlyed.org/

To support access to high quality early childhood education to Georgia’s youngest learners and their families, providers, and teachers through established strategic investments, collaborations, and partnerships in order to drive Georgia’s current and future workforce.

Georgia Library for Accessible Services GLASS

http://georgialibraries.org/glass/

800.248.6701

Accessibility for Deaf/Blind individuals to receive large print or books read aloud. Applications for these materials are available for patrons at any public library.

Georgia Parent Support Network GPSN

http://gpsn.org/

404.758.4500 844.278.6945

A grassroots, family-run, non-profit organization seeking to increase public awareness of children and adolescents living with mental illness, to create a community based support network for families and advocates in the public forum.

HB1133

https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Policy/Documents/SSO%20List.pdf

A new Georgia law (HB1133) stating that tax credits given in the amount equal to the donation to qualified Student Scholarship Organizations that provide scholarships for K12 students currently placed in public schools and wish to attend private schools. Tax credits issued on a first come, first served basis up to $50 million statewide cap. These contributions are deductible on federal tax statements.

Health Law Partnership

https://healthlawpartnership.org/

404.705.0000

Interdisciplinary community collaboration between healthcare providers and lawyers to improve health and wellness of low income children and families.

Individuals with Disability Education Act IDEA

https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

US Department of Education website dedicated to the federal law that ensures a Free Appropriate Public Education for all students without regard to their abilities.

Legal Aid Georgia

http://ww5.legalaid-ga.org/

Joint project of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. and Georgia Legal Services Program. The goal of this organization is to provide the public with easy Internet access to basic legal information and legal resources in Georgia.

Lekotek of Georgia

http://www.lekotekga.org/

404.633.3430

Lekotek offers a toy and technology lending library and play sessions for children with Special Needs ages birth through adulthood. Sessions include play therapy, music therapy, computer club, support groups for parents and siblings, as well as training and assessment.

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

https://www.loc.gov/nls/

404.232.1998

Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists eligible individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain employment operating five programs with one goal in mind, to help individuals with disability obtain and maintain gainful employment and achieving independence.

Office of Special Education Programs OSEP

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

This sffers guidance, updates, and connections for families needing educational options. OSEP is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Parent to Parent of Georgia

https://www.p2pga.org/

800.229.2038

Parent to Parent is Georgia’s Information Center offering up-to-date education and healthcare information, resources, and connections for families including connecting new parents with parents experienced with concerns facing all parents of children with Special Needs.

Pineland Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities 

http://www.pinelandcsb.org/

912.764.6906

Pineland BHDD offers 33 locations through 8 counties in South Georgia with availability to provide outpatient mental health counseling, acute stabilization and detoxification, psychosocial rehabilitation, residential services, day and evening substance abuse treatment, and an array of developmental disabilities services. Pineland is a public, not for profit community based organization helping children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with mental illness or disability.

Social Security – Disability Starter Kit

https://www.ssa.gov/disability/disability_starter_kits_adult_eng.htm

Instructions for application for SSI and SSDI for adults with disabilities.

Southeast ADA Center

http://www.adasoutheast.org/

800.949.4232

Leader in providing information, training, and guidance on American with Disabilities Act and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at the local, state, and regional levels.

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia 

https://ucpga.org/

888.827.9455 770.676.2000 770.455.8040Fax

A comprehensive service organization offering customized supports to address the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

Vocational Rehabilitation

https://gvs.georgia.gov/

404.232.1998

Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists eligible individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain employment operating five programs with one goal in mind, to help individuals with disability obtain and maintain gainful employment and achieving independence.

Wright’s Law

https://www.wrightslaw.com/

Website dedicated to the support of families and individuals with disabilities. Website offers educational resources.