Patient Resources

A Labor of Love
Offers consulting and assistance to parents of children with disabilities complete the Deeming Waiver forms and assist in organizing information to be sent.
Phone: 678.313.1527

Adaptive Learning Center
Maximizes the potential of young children with disabilities, and creates awareness and acceptance between people with and without disabilities.
Phone: 770.509.3909

ALTA Foundation Wheelchair Tennis
Offers free instructional clinics in spring and fall
Phone: 770.339.5788

American Association of Adapted SPORTS Programs
Interscholastic sports for kids with physical disabilities – elementary through high school.
Phone:  404.294.0070

Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities
Provides advocacy, collaborative recreation programs, referrals, transportation services, life skills training for students and more.
Phone: 404.881.9777

Atlanta Area School For The Deaf (AASD)
Phone: 404.926.7101

Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses
Provides temporary housing and emotional support to families of critically ill and injured children who must travel to Atlanta area hospitals.
Phone: 404.847.0760

Best Buddies
Pairs teens (or adults) with a Buddy their age who has an intellectual disability to hang out with and get to know.

Sports summer camps for youth ages 10-18 with physical disabilities
Phone: 770.850.8199

Brain Injury Association of Georgia
Provides community support programs assisting individuals and their families to have a better understanding of the effects of brain injury and to facilitate rehabilitation opportunities.
Phone:  800.444. 6443

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc.
Provide financial assistance, social support, and information for families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors
Phone: 404.252.4107

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The national non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and support.
Phone: 800.233.4050

Champions for Children
Helps provide financial assistance for supportive services to help cover the cost of caring for their children at home

Chapel Hill Training Outreach Program
Links to a respite locator service listed alphabetically by city for locations in Georgia.

A foster and foster to adopt agency for medically fragile children
Phone: 404.248.1980

Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta
DSAA enhances the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families through support, education, advocacy and awareness.
Phone: 404.320.3233

Easter Seals of North Georgia
Provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

Pediatric therapy services in-home, at childcare centers or at Easter Seals locations

Elaine Clark Center for Exceptional Children
Accredited, non-profit early-intervention program dedicated to special needs children from 6 weeks to 12 years old
Phone: 770.458.3251

The Epilepsy Foundation®
This national organization works for people affected by seizures through research, education, advocacy and service.
Phone: 800.332.1000

FOCUS (Families of Children Under Stress)
FOCUS provides emotional, informational, and physical support to parents of children with disabilities or with ongoing medical needs. FOCUS families deal with a variety of developmental delays, including rare syndromes, cerebral palsy, heart problems, immune deficiencies, and neurological involvement
Phone: 770.234.9111

Frazer Center
Child development center and adult day services
Phone: 404.377.3836

Friends of Disabled Adults & Children (FODAC)
Provides assistance with donated and refurbished medical equipment and may assist towards funding to build a ramp for home accessibility
Phone: 770.491.9014 or 866.977.1204

Georgia Organization of Parents of Blind Children (GOPBC)
A national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement, and information.
Phone: 404.371.1000

Georgia’s Unlock the Waiting List Campaign
Advocates working to eliminate waiting list for home and community based services for people with disabilities.
Phone: 877.WAITLIST

Governor’s Council of Developmental Disabilities for Georgia
Phone: 404.894.5790

Hope House Children’s Respite Center
Provides onsite respite care for medically fragile children and in-home respite care for other special needs children
Phone: 770.634.4222

Lekotek of Georgia
Teaches new and creative ways to make play successful and interactive for children with special needs.  Loans adapted and traditional toys for families to use at home and provides individualized support and resources to build on existing family strength
Phone: 404.633.3430

March of Dimes
Provides educational materials that promote the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
Phone: 404.350.9800

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Offers special needs programs
Phone: 678.812.4000

Metro Atlanta Respite & Developmental Services
Offers respite services as well as an early intervention program, inclusive childcare center an d therapy services.
Phone: 404.691.5570

Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is THE source for news and information about neuromuscular diseases, MDA research and services for adults and children with neuromuscular diseases and their families.
Phone: 800-FIGHTMD, 800.344.4863

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
Provides information, education and support
Phone: 770.973.3269

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.
Phone: 800.695.0285

Parent to Parent of Georgia
Statewide network of parents with children who have disabilities or chronic illness
Phone: 800.229.2038

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Georgia
Provides education and advocacy information on Prader-Willi Syndrome, respite, individual and family support
Phone: 770.886.2334

Prevent Blindness Georgia
Volunteer health agency provides free vision screenings for pre-kindergarten classes
Phone: 404.266.0071

Shepherd Center
Specializes in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and other neurological conditions.
Phone: 404.352.2020

Spina Bifida Association of Georgia, Inc.
Promotes the achievement of full potential for persons born with spina bifida while emphasizing the prevention of this birth defect.
Phone: 770.939.1044

Special Olympics Georgia Family Action Network
Parent organization offers support and activities for families
Phone: 770.414.9390

Stepping Stones
Preschool program of the Atlanta Speech School for children ages 3 and 4 with speech and/or language difficulties
Phone: 404.233.5332

Tech Able
Provides individuals with disabilities, their families and support professionals access to assistive technology devices through a lending library, demonstrations, training classes, information and referrals
Phone: 770.992.6768

Tourette Syndrome Association
The Tourette Syndrome Association offers resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.
Phone: 404.250.4322

Travis Roy Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Survivors & Research
Grant program offers assistance with home modification and equipment
Phone: 617.239.0556

Traumatic Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Foundation of Georgia
Phone:  888.233.5760

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Atlanta
Phone: 770.676.2000

Educational Programs & Services Provided by IDEA
(Individual with Disabilities Act)

Georgia Programs:

Babies Can’t Wait of Georgia Early Intervention

Special Needs Preschool

Federal Programs:

Deeming Waiver (Formerly known as the Katie Beckett Waiver)
Contact:  Georgia Medical Care Foundation
Phone:  800.982.0411

Social Security Income
Phone: 800.772.1213

Services for Sensory Impaired Children (Vision & Hearing)

BEGIN (Babies Early Growth Intervention Network)
Phone: 404.875.9011

Georgia PINES (Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services)
Phone:  404.296.7101