Useful Links

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

ARISk Test – Genetic Testing to Assess Risk of Austism Spectrum Disorder in Siblings of Children with Austism
The ARISk Test helps physicians identify younger siblings of children with autism who are at increased risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in order to allow for earlier diagnosis and intervention options.

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

Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and emotional support for those affected by cerebral palsy.

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

Courtagen – Mitochondrial Genetic Testing
The genetics lab for Mitochondrial Genetic testing.

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

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

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

Lineagen, Inc – Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)
The M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is a developmental screening tool designed to identify children aged 16-48 months who are at-risk for autism spectrum disorder.

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

National Headache Foundation
Resource for headache information, education, headache diet.

National Resource Center on ADHD
The National Resource Center on ADHD, funded by CDC, has science-based information attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and ADD.

Phone: 1-800-233-4050

PANDAS – Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococccal Infections
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch General Information Page on PANDAS

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

Qbtech is the global market leader in ADHD tests.. We provide the only ADHD tests that are both CE marked and FDA/TGA cleared for use as an aid in the assessment and treatment evaluation of ADHD for people aged 6 to 60 years old.

Phone: +1-844-Go-Qbtech

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

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

Resources for Families with Special Needs

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