An organization that offers services such as online and in-person support groups, education, and information to families of those impacted by special healthcare needs and disabilities. Located in Atlanta, serving all of Georgia.
A response system help line for Georgia residents with developmental disabilities who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, a crisis. Located in Atlanta; serving the state of Georgia.
An organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Georgia specifically offers employment, support groups, transportation, education, transition, and housing services. Located in Atlanta and serving all of Georgia.
A non-profit that provides day programs and helps give opportunities for people in the community with disabilities to attend art programs, performances, and special events. Locations in Roswell and Atlanta.
The YMCA Happy Club provides opportunities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities to do activities and events in the community. Located in Atlanta.
An organization that offers information, peer counseling, transition services, assistive technology services, and others. Located in Tucker.
A center that strives to help people with disabilities achieve independence through teaching independent life skills, youth programs, peer supports, assistive technology, housing, and transportation. Located in Gainesville and serving northeast Georgia.
An office that trains state agencies in ADA and provides them with technical assistance. Their website provides extensive information and resources for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. Across Georgia.
A section of the Georgia Department of Education which offers parents of children in special education programs support and information. Across Georgia.
Also known as the Middle Georgia Center for Independent Living, Inc., Disability Connections is a non-profit organization that provides one-on-one peer support, transition, independent living skills training, assistive technology loans, and others. Located in Macon and serving Bibb, Crawford, Baldwin, Jasper, Jones, Houston, Putnam, Pulaski, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs, and Wilkinson counties.
A service organization that offers a broad range of supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Such supports including community living options, enrichment, adult day programs, career skills experiences, and others.
An organization committed to providing low-cost hearing and vision services for uninsured Georgia residents.
disABILITY LINK: disABILITY LINK continues to offer workshops and meetings via zoom with video and audio abilities. They are also offering assistance with COVID-19 related issues as well as peer-led meetings focused on COVID-19. Access these resources via their facebook page.
Parent to Parent of Georgia: Parent to Parent of Georgia remains a helpful resource for parents of children with disabilities. They are offering webinars and online sessions via their website and their facebook page.
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD): The main developmental disabilities organization in Georgia strives to offer opportunities for inclusion, advocacy, and community for people with disabilities. They have been updating their Facebook page with various discussions, resources, and opportunities to stay connected.
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities: The Georgia DBHDD website has been updated with COVID-19 resources for the state of Georgia. This organization has also been sharing mental health informational videos from staff on their Facebook page.
Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS) + Fragile Kids: An organization serving children and families of children who are “medically fragile” or have disabilities. They are presently offering supportive online workshops and zoom meetings on their website.
“Just” People Inc.: An organization that offers day programs. They continue to offer live videos of their activities and events on Facebook through the pandemic. They have been actively involved with updates.
Please note that some of these resources may be undergoing changes due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please be sure to check their website for further details.
We hope you find this guide to be of use! Please note that we have not personally verified the quality of services provided by each of these organizations; much of the information comes from internet searches. When considering resources for yourself or a loved one, we recommend that you conduct your own research.
If you have a favorite organization that benefits people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, please reach out and let us know! We are always learning about more resources, and will continue to update this guide with new information.