General Resources

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT and LENDING PROGRAMS

Abilitations. A children’s therapy catalog providing a complete inventory of movement, sensory integration, positioning, classroom solutions, adapted play, resources, aquatics, specialty environments and more. P.O. Box 1579, Appleton, WI. 888-388-3224 abilitations.com.

AMS Vans, Inc. Provide quality pre-owned minivans with a brand new 10-inch lowered floor conversion for wheelchair accessibility. 5555 Oakbrook Pkwy, Ste 500, Norcross. 770-729-9878. amsvans.com.

Apria Healthcare. Provides durable medical equipment and IV infusion therapy. Conyers, 770-761-6706; Duluth, 678-775-7000; Gainesville, 770-503-0764; Marietta, 770-565-0311. apria.com.

Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA). A research center that promotes participation of people with disabilities.Projects are focused on workplace accommodations, disability-related policy, distance education, accessible IT, and wheeled mobility and seating. 490 Tenth St., Atlanta. 404-894-4960. catea.org.

East Hall Branch and Special Needs Library. Leisure reading, magazines, large print books, and audio described and closed captioned videos. 2435 Old Cornelia Hwy, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 161. hallcountylibrary.org.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too! Non-profit organization providing free wheelchairs and home healthcare equipment for the disabled. Other services include ramp building, vehicle lift installation and more. 4900 Lewis Rd., Stone Mountain. 770-491-9014. fodac.org.

gTRADE. Georgia Tools for Life. Online database of assistive technology items for sale. 1700 Century Cir., Ste. 300, Atlanta. 800-497-8665 or 404-638-0390. gtradeonline.org.

Handicapped Driver Services, Inc. Modifies vans for wheelchair accessibility and customized vans for sale. 1310 Kennestone Cir., NW, Marietta. 770-422-9674. hdsvans.com.

Lekotek of Georgia, Inc. Provides educational materials and computer equipment for disabled children from birth through age 21. 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Ste. 102, Atlanta. 404-633-3430. lekotekga.org.

Project ReBoot. Provides hands-on training in information technology, a lending library with assistive technology and adaptive equipment for loan to parents and a model home demonstration that shows how tools can assist individuals to maintain independence and health. 4508 Bibb Blvd., Ste. B-10, Tucker. 770-934-8432. gatfl.org/reboot.

R&R Mobility Vans and Lifts, Inc. Offers a large inventory of wheelchair accessible vans in the Southeast, including new and used handicap vans. Conyers. 770-483-0767. rrvan.com.

Tech-Able. Assistive technology resource center that offers a lending library, demonstrations, training classes and referrals. 1114 Brett Dr., Ste 100, Conyers. 770-922-6768 techable.org.

Three Wishes, Inc, Wishes on Wheels. Makes electric power wheelchairs available to non-ambulatory senior citizens age 65 and up, and the permanently disabled of any age. Specializes in power wheelchairs and provides medical products to qualified disabled patients with medical necessities. 800-535-3063.

Wheelchair Getaways. Provides custom vans and mini vans with wheelchair lifts on a daily, weekly and monthly rental basis. Serves all of Georgia. 800-554-6893 or 770-457-9851. wheelchairgetaways.com

ADVOCACY

American Civil Liberties Union. Provides private, non-profit legal assistance regarding disability-related rights. Legislative advocacy. 1900 The Exchange, Ste. 425, Atlanta 770-303-9966 acluga.org

The ARC of Georgia. Unified advocacy for people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities providing parents with education, support and referrals to resources. Atlanta. 678-733-8969. thearcofgeorgia.org.

Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities. Provides advocacy, transportation services, life skills training for adults and more. 1440 Dutch Valley Pl., Ste. 200, Atlanta. 404-881-9777. aadd.org.

Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta and Dekalb. Volunteer citizen advocates are matched with an individual who has a developmental disability for the purpose of providing protection and advocacy. 376 Oakdale Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-523-8849. citizenadvocacyatlantadekalb.org.

Disability Link.  Provides advocacy skills training and support, disability awareness and sensitivity training, information and referrals, community outreach, education and other services. 755 Commerce Dr., Ste. 105, Decatur. 404-687-8890. disabilitylink.org.

Disability Resource Group. Provides information, resources and advice on disability rights issues. 770-451-2340. gaada.info.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. Monitors legislative and educational efforts, conducts research and training programs, and educates people on laws. 3075 Adeline St., Ste. 210, Berkley, CA. 510-644-2555. dredf.org.

Family Voices. Advocates in the areas of health care, financing, medical care, Medicaid and insurance. 3701 San Mateo Blvd., Ste. 200, Albuquerque, NM. 888-835-5669. familyvoices.org.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too! Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too (FODAC) provides free or low-cost wheelchairs and home healthcare equipment, such as standers, shower supports and Hoyer Lifts. All of the equipment is donated. The group, begun by Ed and Annie Butchart in 1986 in their basement, has issued over 19,000 wheelchairs to date. Other services include ramp building and vehicle installation. 4900 Lewis Rd., Stone Mountain. 770-491-9041. fodac.org

Georgia Advocacy Office. The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for people with disabilities in Georgia. 150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Ste. 430, Decatur. 404-885-1234. thegao.org.

Georgia’s Unlock the Waiting List Campaign. Advocates working to eliminate waiting lists for home- and community-based services for people with disabilities. 2 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 26-246, Atlanta. 888-275-4233 unlockthewaitinglists.com.

Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. Creates systems of change for people with developmental disabilities and their families. 2 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 26-20, Atlanta. 404-657-2126. gcdd.org.

Keenan’s Kids Foundation. An Atlanta-based foundation that raises awareness on child’s safety issues. 148 Nassau St. NW, Atlanta. 404-223-5437. keenanskidsfoundation.com.

National Council on Disability. Independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families. 1331 F St. NW, Ste. 850, Washington, DC. 202-272-2004. ncd.gov.

National Disability Rights Network. Referrals to programs in each state and territory. Advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. 900 Second St. NE, Ste. 211, Washington, DC. 202-408-9514. ndrn.org.

Pacer Center. A national training and information center on the Individuals with Disabilities Act and related topics for families of children and youth with all disabilities. 8161 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, MN. 888-248-0822. pacer.org.

Parents Educating Parents and Professionals. Offers parent advocacy training on national legislative projects and resources on local and national events. 8355 Cherokee Blvd., Douglasville. 770-577-7771. peppinc.org.

People First of Cartersville. Self-advocacy group that meets monthly. Woodright Industries. 1595 Hwy. 411 NE, Cartersville. 770-387-3730.

TASH. Advocates for inclusive education and family/community support. 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 235, Washington, DC. 202-540-9020 tash.org.

CHILDCARE/ PRESCHOOL

Adaptive Learning Center. Therapeutic preschool offering developmental assessments, speech therapy, special education, case management, summer camp and other services. 736 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. C-245, Marietta. 770-509-3909. adaptivelearningcenter.org.

Atlanta Child Care Guide. Resources for home- and center-based childcare. 3975 Covington Hwy., Decatur. 404-288-8980. youratlantachildcareguide.com.

CareBest Family Care Solutions. Companion caregiver, nanny referral and home management services. P.O, Box 3082, Peachtree City. 770-487-6445. carebest.net.

Challenged Child and Friends, Inc. Offers a center-based, school-year early intervention program, infant stimulation, therapy, and nursing and family support. Integrates typical peers ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. 2360 Murphy Blvd., Gainesville. 770-535-8372. challengedchild.org.

Childtime Child Care. Childcare services for developmentally delayed children. 12 locations around Atlanta. 866-244-6202. childtime.com.

Early Childhood School. Center-based services with an educational focus for individuals with mild developmental delays. Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. 2715 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-266-8111. spdl.org.

Easter Seals of North Georgia. Special needs childcare center, pediatric therapy services. 12 locations. Corporate Office: 1200 Lake Hearn Dr., Ste. 250, Atlanta. 404-943-1070. northgeorgia.easterseals.com.

Elaine Clark Center. Inclusive program with individualized curriculum for all disabilities. 5130 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Chamblee. 770-458-3251. elaineclarkcenter.org.

Family Private Care, LLC. This caregiver registry provides private care referral services for consumers in hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and private residences. 6065 Lake Forrest Dr., Ste. 170, Sandy Springs. 404-252-9005. peoplecaring4kids.com.

The Frazer Center. Offers an inclusive child development center, adult day services, family and community based services, research and training. 1815 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-377-3836. thefrazercenter.org.

Nanny Poppinz. Live-in or out. Full time/Part Time. CPR trained. Experienced staff. Background check. 404-492-5515. nannypoppinz.com.

Professional Family Consultants. Specializes in matching nannies with families who have children with special needs. Each nanny undergoes thorough background checks and is trained to care for children with ADHA, autism, behavior issues, developmental delays   and physical disabilities. 404-788-1391. professionalfamilyconsultants.com.

Quality Care For Children. A childcare referral agency that works to ensure infants and young children are nurtured and educated. We offer support to parents and child care providers caring for children with special needs. We also offer emergency childcare assistance. 50 Executive Park S, Ste. 5015, Atlanta. 404-479-4200. qualitycareforchildren.org.

St. Jude’s Child Development Center. Provides day and after school care, and summer camp for children including those with special needs ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. St. Jude’s Episcopal Church. 220 Windy Hill Rd. SW, Marietta. 678-309-3871. stjudes.episcopalatlanta.org.

Stepping Stones. Program at the Atlanta Speech School for children ages 3 to 5 with speech and/or language difficulties incorporating education and therapy with a speech-language pathologist, learning disabilities specialist and occupational therapist. 3160 Northside Pkwy. NW, Atlanta. 404-233-5332. atlantaspeechschool.org.

DENTISTRY

The Children’s Dental Center of Atlanta. Specializing in pediatric dentistry including special needs kids. Offices in Atlanta, Buford, Conyers, Douglasville and Smyrna. 770-455-1238. childrensdcoa.com.

Dave Kurtzman, DDS. Provides full service specialized dental care to developmentally disabled and physically challenged clients. 661 Campbell Hill St., NW, Ste. 101, Marietta. 770-980-6336. drdavidkurtzman.com.

DDD Foundation, Inc. Dentistry for the developmentally disabled. 52 Executive Park S, Ste. 5203, Atlanta. 404-942-0086. dddfoundation.org.

Dental Hygiene Department, Georgia Perimeter College. Dental hygiene services for special needs kids; appointments are longer in length at this educational facility. 2101 Womack Rd., Bldg. C, Dunwoody. 770-274-5140.

Dr. Michael P. Healey. Serves children with special needs. 1145 Hightower Tr. NE, Sandy Springs. 770-993-9395. dochealey.com.

Pediatric Dentistry at Vinings. Dental care for infants, children, adolescents and persons with special needs. 3200 Highlands Pkwy., Ste. 110, Smyrna. 678-305-1090.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

The Amit Program. Provides educational resources and support services for children with learning differences and/or developmental disabilities. K-8th grade special needs school, professional development courses, teen social skills groups and monthly speakers. 6255 Barfield Rd., Ste. 100, Atlanta. 404-961-9966. amitatlanta.org.

Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers. Services for parents and teachers of all children. 114 Baker St. NE, Atlanta. 404-659-0214. georgiapta.org.

Georgia Department of Education, Division for Special Education Service and Support. Helps local school systems provide special education and related services. 1870 Twin Towers E, Atlanta. 404-656-3963. gadoe.org/ci_exceptional.aspx.

Georgia Learning Resources Systems. Offers training, information and resources to parents and educators of children with disabilities. Atlanta, 678-676-2400; Smyrna, 770-432-2404. glrs.org.

South DeKalb Association for Super Special Youth, Inc. Offers support programs and assistance with employment placement, promotes public awareness and hosts social events. Decatur. 770-969-9571. wix.com/sassyspecialpeople/sassy.

VSA Arts of Georgia. Provides access to the arts for people with disabilities and those with low income. Art exhibitions, programming and a summer institute. 57 Forsyth St. NW, Ste. R-1, Atlanta. 404-221-1270. vsaartsga.org.

EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Bright from the Start. Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning program providing technical assistance, training and support to families and child care providers for children with special needs. 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Ste. 754 East Tower, Atlanta. 404-656-5957 or 866-425-0220. decal.ga.gov.

BrightStar Tutors. Many tutors certified to work with children who have ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities. Serving Alpharetta, Atlanta, Decatur, Duluth, East Cobb, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Roswell and Sandy Springs. 404-373-6161. BrightStarTutors.com.

Cerebral Matters. Program offering assessment and cognitive remediation to address learning differences. Summer training programs available. 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NW, Ste. 108, Atlanta. 404-493-0962. cerebralmatters.com.

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services. Provides one-on-one tutoring in the homes, schools or daycares of students with disabilities. Covers all subjects and grade levels. 866-448-8867. clubztutoring.com.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Center. Offers individualized instruction in reading, math, spelling, critical thinking, comprehension and more for children with severe learning disabilities and the gifted. 4401 Northside Pkwy., Ste.150, Atlanta. 404-846-2050; 3400 McClure Bridge Rd., Bldg. C, Ste. A, Duluth. 770-476-7066. 800-300-1818. lindamoodbell.com.

The Reading and Writing Institute. Provides psychoeducational evaluations and educational therapy for children and adults. 5555 Glenridge Connector, Ste. 200, Atlanta. 678-731-9415. rwiga.org.

Sarah Anderson, M.Ed. Neurodevelopmental Educator, certified HANDLE Practitioner. Providing HANDLE services including screenings and full evaluations for ages 3 through adults; for ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, LD, sensory processing issues and other neruo-developmental challenges. Dunwoody area. 770-458-5619. handle.org.

Spark Thinking Educational Services. Uses research-validated, multi-sensory approaches to “train the brain” of students ages 3 years through adults with Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism and Tourett’s. 770-716-0224. sparkthinking.net/about_us.htm.

INDEPENDENT LIVING AND RESPITE

Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses. Provide temporary housing and emotional support to families of critically ill and injured children who must travel to Atlanta area hospitals. Atlanta, 404-315-1133; Sandy Springs, 404-847-0760. armh.com.

Department of Labor, Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Provides employment, independent living and specialized services for ages 16 and up that help prepare for work and personal independence. 1700 Century Cir. Ste. 300, Atlanta. 404-486-6331. vocrehabga.org.

Destiny’s Child, Inc. In-home personal support for assistive living for adolescents and young adults with developmental, emotional, and psychological disabilities and needs. 2221 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. D-621, Atlanta. 404-696-4400. destinyschildinc.com.

Disability Resource Center. Provides advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support and information and referral for any individual who is disabled. 470-A Woodsmill Rd., Gainesville. 770-534-6656. disabilityresourcecenter.org.

Douglas County Retardation Association, Inc. Home-based and group home services for individuals with mental retardation, cerebral palsy and autism. Offers day programs and weekend respite. 6497 E. Strickland St., Douglasville. 770-942-1131. douglascountyretardation.org.

Dream House for Medically Fragile Children. Temporary, therapeutic foster homes for medically fragile children. 2092 Scenic Hwy., Ste. B, Snellville. 770-717-7410. dreamhouseforkids.org.

Georgia Community Support and Solutions. Residential services, respite, family support, day programs, job training and summer camp. 1945 Cliff Valley Way, Ste. 220, Atlanta. 404-634-4222. gacommunity.org.

Hope House Children’s Respite Center. Provides onsite respite care for medically fragile children and a Saturday “We-Care” program for non-medically fragile children. 7225 Lester Rd., Union City. 770-969-8354. swchristiancare.org.

Independent Living Research Utilization Program. Center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living. 2323 S. Shepherd, Ste. 1000, Houston, TX. 713-520-0232. ilru.org.

Institute for Child Health Policy. Supports improved healthcare systems for children with special needs. Focus is on the transition of youth with special needs to work, independence and the adult health care system. 1329 SW 16th St., Rm. 5130, Gainesville, FL. 352-265-7220. ichp.ufl.edu.

Living Independence for Everyone. Offers information and referrals, helps in locating funding, peer support, independent skills training and advocacy. Also provides specialized adaptive equipment purchase, home accessibility modifications in some rural areas. 12020 Abercom St., Savannah. 912-920-2414. lifecil.com.

Metro Atlanta Respite and Developmental Services. Offers respite services, as well as an early intervention program, inclusive childcare center and therapy services. 1335 Kimberly Rd. SW, Atlanta. 404-691-5570. mards.org.

Pediatric Services of America. PSA HealthCare provides quality, cost-effective home care services to pediatric and adult patients and their families. A registry with over 3,500 skilled nurses and respiratory therapists throughout 20 states. 310 Technology Pkwy. Ste.A, Norcross 770-441-1580. psahealthcare.com.

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia. Provide systems advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills training and information and referrals. 755 Commerce Dr., Ste. 415, Decatur. 770-270-6860. silcga.org.

Walton Options for Independent Living. Offers advocacy, assistive technology services, Braille instruction, community education, computer training, independent living skills training and other services. 948 Walton Way, Augusta. 706-724-6262. waltonoptions.org.

Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program. A highly individualized, person-centered supportive living program that enables people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. Clients receive training in money management, cooking, cleaning, household management, laundry, social skills and other areas. 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 770-677-9326. yourtoolsforliving.org.

INSURANCE/ LEGAL

Law Offices of Mark E. Biernath, P.C. Providing comprehensive, customized estate-planning utilizing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and special needs trusts. Offices in Kennesaw, Alpharetta, Duluth, Buckhead, Cobb Galleria, Doraville, Dunwoody. 770-455-0535. biernathlaw.com.

The Elder and Disability Law Practice of Robert M. Goldberg and Associates. Provides a full range of legal services including special needs trusts, family care agreements, health care proxies and living wills. Serving the metro Atlanta area. 1553 Williamson Rd., Griffin. 770-229-5729. elderlawyergeorgia.com.

Keenan Law Firm. Specializes in handling complex damage cases including birth and day care center/playground injuries. 148 Nassau St., Atlanta. 404-523-2200. keenanlawfirm.com.

MetLife’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids. Helps with financial and legal issues concerning lifetime care for special needs dependents. Also assists with finding other resources for advocacy and education. 877-638-3375. metlife.com/desk.

The Meyring Law Firm. Wills, trusts, probate, medical directives, special needs trusts and more. 2931 Paces Ferry Rd., Ste. 201, Atlanta. 678-217-4369 ext. 3. meyringfirm.com.

The Pollan Law Firm. Providing parents of disabled children with special needs planning advice and services including: planning for long-term care, special needs trusts, wills, Medicaid appeals, child and adult guardianship and conservatorship. 1801 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 125, Atlanta. 678-510-1358. pollanlawfirm.com.

PARENT AND SIBLING SUPPORT

Exceptional Family Member Program. Army community services center helps families of special needs children find community resources. Provides information and referral services, respite care, support groups, advocacy and workshops. Darling Hall, Bldg. 33720, Ste. 224, Fort Gordon. 706-791-3579. 877-310-5741. gordon.army.mil/acs.

Family Action Network, Special Olympics Georgia. A nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 4000 DeKalb Technology Pkwy., Bldg. 400, Ste. 400, Atlanta. 770-414-9390. specialolympicsga.org.

Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). Provides emotional, physical and informational support to families who have children with disabilities or chronic/terminal illnesses. 3825 Presidential Pkwy., Ste. 103, Atlanta. 770-234-9111. focus-ga.org.

Georgia Children’s Network. A listserv for parents and grandparents of special needs children to connect with other parents, advocates, special education attorneys and service providers. 1105 Rock Pointe Look, Woodstock. 770-442-8357. groups.yahoo.com/group/GA-ChildrensNetwork.

Georgia Learning Resources Systems Through its 17 centers statewide, the Georgia Learning Resources Systems (GLRS) offers training, information and resources to parents and educators of children with disabilities. GLRS helps parents so that young children with developmental delays receive appropriate services and support in school. It also coordinates with the Georgia Parent Mentor Program to enable parents to be active participants in their children’s education. Metro East Center: 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain, 678-676-2400. Metro West Center: Rose Garden School, 1870 Teasley Dr. SE, Smyrna, 770-432-2404. glrs.org.

Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. Provides support and referral services, technical assistance in maintaining and starting parent groups and more. 1381 Metropolitan Pkwy., Atlanta. 404-758-4500. gpsn.org.

Parent to Parent of Georgia. Offers a parent match service to connect parents who have children with the same diagnosis. Also features an online resource guide with information on advocacy, therapy, camps, education and more. 3805 Presidential Pkwy., Ste. 207, Atlanta. 770-451-5484. p2pga.org.

Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Connections. Run by parents, support offered through regular meetings that feature group discussions, education and guest speakers.  Help to understand that Sensory Processing Disorder is a disorder of the brain, not something that was caused by a parent, and that treatment options are available. 678-451-4434 spdnorthmetroatlanta.org.

Sibling Support Project. A national program that supports the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special needs. 6512 23rd Ave. NW, Ste. 213, Seattle, WA. 206-297-6368. siblingsupport.org.

PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS

Atlanta Parks and Recreation, Therapeutics. Therapeutic camp for children ages 6-21 with special needs. City Hall East. 1530 Woodvine Ave., Atlanta. 404-371-5008 atlantaga.gov.

Clayton County Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Division. Year-round recreational and leisure activities for ages 6 and up, and summer camp for ages 6-21. 2300 Hwy. 138 SE, Jonesboro. 770-473-5722. co.clayton.ga.us.

Cobb County Parks Therapeutic Recreation. Offers social clubs, field trips, Special Olympics and a summer camp for ages 7-21. 555 Nickajack Rd., Mableton. 770-819-3215. prca.cobbcountyga.gov.

DeKalb County Parks and Recreation. Offers youth and adult sports and recreational activities. Mason Mill Center for Seniors and Disabled. 1340-B McConnell Dr., Decatur. 404-679-1349. co.dekalb.ga.us.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Inclusive recreational programs and summer day camps for children ages 6-12 with all levels of ability. 75 Langley Dr., Lawrenceville. 770-822-8840. gwinnettparks.com.

North Fulton Therapeutics. Therapeutic recreational services, outdoor education, field trips and summer camp. 6005 Glenridge Dr., Atlanta. 404-303-6181. co.fulton.ga.us.

Rockdale County Therapeutic Recreation. A.S.P.I.R.E. (All Special People Involved in Recreational Experiences) offers activities for persons with disabilities. Focuses on recreation, adaptive sports, Special Olympics programs and more. 1781 Ebenezer Rd., Conyers. 770-278-7249. rockdalecounty.org.

Roswell Parks and Recreation. Year-round adult programs for individuals with special needs including events, art, tennis, aerobics classes and more for ages 18 and up. Adult Recreation Center. 830 Grimes Bridge Rd., Roswell. 770-641-3950. roswellgov.com.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Alexsander Academy. Caters to children with LD, ADHD, autism, Aspergers and cognitive issues in a small school environment. Grades 2nd-8th. 562 N. Main St., Alpharetta. 770-777-0475. alexsanderacademy.org.

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. Full-day instruction for students in preschool through high school. 890 N. Indian Creek Dr., Clarkston. 404-296-7101. aasdweb.com.

Atlanta Speech School. Therapeutic and educational centers for children and adults with speech, hearing, language or learning disabilities. Academic, clinical and community programs available. 3160 Northside Pkwy. NW, Atlanta. 404-233-5332. atlantaspeechschool.org.

The Bedford School. Nine-month day program designed for children with learning disabilities. 5665 Milam Rd., Fairburn. 770-774-8001. thebedfordschool.org.

Brookwood Christian Language School. Offers classes specializing in language-based learning differences for students in grades 1-12. 4728 Wood St., Acworth. 678-401-5855 brookwoodchristian.com.

Center Academy. Provides accredited college preparatory environment to students who have fallen behind or who want to get ahead. 3499 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna. 770-333-1616. centeracademy.com.

Clearwater Academy. A private school for children with learning differences that offers an all-inclusive blend of therapies, social skills and assistive technology in a sensory sensitive environment. Currently accepting children, ages 6-14, in grades 1-9, with Processing Delays, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Sensory Integration Disorder, PDD/NOS, Mild Autism and Non-Verbal Learning Disability diagnoses. 210 Greencastle Rd., Tyrone. 770-631-3650. clearwateracademyga.org.

The Cottage School. Serves students in grades 6-12 with ADHD and special learning needs. Curriculum focuses on developing academic, time management and interpersonal skills, and career planning. 700 Grimes Bridge Rd., Roswell. 770-641-8688. cottageschool.org.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia. Provides tailored learning for Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD and children who need a small class environment. 650 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta. 404-835-9000. cumberlandacademy.org.

Eaton Academy. Offers customized academic services for students in grades K-12. Enrichment, distance learning, individual study and other programs available. 1000 Old Roswell Lakes Pkwy., Ste. 110, Roswell. 770-645-2673. eatonacademy.org.

Furtah Preparatory School. Accredited curriculum for children who benefit from intensive phonics and intervention in reading and writing instruction. 5496 Hwy. 92, Acworth. 678-574-6488. furtahprep.org.

Gables Academy. College preparatory for students with learning disabilities in grades 4-12. 811 Gordon St., Stone Mountain. 770-465-7500. gablesacademy.com.

Georgia Academy for the Blind. Education services to Georgia students with visual impairments or multiple disabilities, including assessments and individualized programs. 2895 Vineville Ave., Macon. 478-751-6083. gabmacon.org.

Georgia School for the Deaf. Provides day and residential programs for hearing impaired students. Support services include educational evaluations, hearing/vision screenings and more. 232 Perry Farm Rd. SW, Cave Spring. 800-497-3371. gsdweb.org.

Greenfield Hebrew Academy’s M’silot. A program for children who learn differently. Focuses on general and Judaic studies, and remedial strategies. 5200 Northland Dr., Atlanta. 404-843-9900. ghacademy.org.

Hayden’s Way. A primary-middle school program for children with learning disabilities using multi-sensory teaching methods, relationship building skills and other educational tools. 1055 Powers Place Ste. B, Alpharetta. 770-351-6304 haydensway.com

The Elaine Clark Center. Offers a full day program and after care, and provides academics and functional learning to students with developmental disabilities. 5130 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Chamblee. 770-465-7590 elaineclarkcenter.org.

Hirsch Academy. Non-profit school for children with learning disabilities, using cirriculum to promote exploration and creation. 705 S Candler St., Decatur. 404-378-9706. hirschacademy.org.

Hope Springs Learning Center. Small, upgraded classes for learning-disabled students grades K-8. Includes one-on-one NILD therapy. 1239 Braselton Hwy., Lawrenceville. 678-442-8785. hopespringsschool.org.

Howard School. Personalized programs to meet individual learning styles. Grades K-12. 1192 Foster St., Atlanta. 404-377-7436. howardschool.org.

Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental Learning Center. A school and clinic for children ages 2 - 18 established to provide services kids need to realize their full potential. 407 Hardscrabble Rd., Roswell. 770-998-1017. jacobsladdercenter.com.

Joseph Sams School. Individualized special education plan for children from birth to 22 years old. 280 Brandywine Blvd., Fayetteville. 770-461-5894. josephsamsschool.org.

Kaleidoscope ABA School. Private school for children 2-10 years of age with Autism and related disorders. 1:1 ratio using applied behavior analysis instruction, full and half day programs provided year round. 153 Norcross St., Roswell. 770.993.7008 Kaleidoscopeaba.org.

Let’s Learn Academy. Elementary school that bridges the gap between therapy and education. 11940 Alpharetta Hwy., Suite 150, Alpharetta. 770-754-0085.

The Lionheart School. Relationship-based education for school-age children on the autism spectrum or with other disorders of relating and communicating in a transdisiplinary and comprehensive learning environment. 225 Roswell St., Alpharetta. 770-772-4555. thelionheartschool.com.

Mill Springs Academy. Small private school for children with LD, ADD/ADHD. 13660 New Providence Rd., Alpharetta. 770-360-1336. millsprings.org.

Morning Star Montessori School. Combines the principles of Montessori education with the therapeutic approach of the HANDLE Institute to create an environment dedicated to helping children ages 2.5-4 reach their greatest potential. 675 Holt Rd., Marietta. 678-213-0844 msmontessorischool.com

The Orion School. Offers monthly thematic units for Kindergarten- 6th grade students who have ADHD and co-occurring conditions. 458 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-551-2574. theorionschool.org.

The Pathways Academy. Offers a multi-sensory, phonics-based program for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities. 4010 Canton Rd., Ste. 120, Marietta. 770-973-5588. pathwaysacademy.org.

Porter Academy. Provides a learning environment for speech-language processing issues, dysgraphia, dyslexia and attention difficulties. Grades pre-K-8. 200 Cox Rd., Roswell. 770-594-1313. porteracademy.org.

The Schenck School. Special needs school that serves children with dyslexia. Full-day academic setting for grades K-6. 282 Mt. Paran Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-252-2591. schenck.org.

Sophia Academy. Private Christian school offering small class sizes with multi-sensory learning. Grades pre-K-9. 2880 Dresden Dr., Atlanta. 404-303-8722. sophiaacademy.org.

Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. Educational and therapeutic programs for preschool through high school students as well as young adults. Focuses on academic and skill development. 660 Davis Rd., Lawrenceville. 678-442-6262. specialneedsschools.org.

Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center. A therapeutic and educational center for children with special needs. 141 Futral Rd., Griffin. 770-229-5511. steppingstonesschool.org.

The Swift School. Serves dyslexic students and children with language-based learning differences. Offers a full day program with a complete curriculum for grades 1-7. 300 Grimes Bridge Rd., Roswell. 678-205-4988. theswiftschool.com.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS- BOARDING

Eckerd Academy. Whether in  Georgia or Central Florida, our campuses are highly effective alternatives to traditional boarding schools. 800-914-3937. eckerdacademy.org

Brehm Preparatory School.  Brehm School is a family-style boarding school for boys and girls, grades 6-12 with complex learning disabilities and differences. 1245 East Grand Avenue, Carbondale, IL. (618) 457-0371.  www.brehm.org

Stone Mountain School. Long-term residential school specializing in pre-adolescent and teens with learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional issues and behavioral problems. 126 Camp Elliott Rd., Black Mountain, NC. 888-631-5994. stonemountainschool.com.

Vanguard School. A remedial, co-educational boarding school for students who have learning disabilities. 22000 Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL. 863-676-6091. vanguardschool.org.

PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS

Atlanta City Schools. Exceptional Children. 404-802-2602. atlanta.k12.ga.us.

Buford City Schools. Denise Swanson, Director of Special Education. 770-945-5035, ext. 109. bufordcityschools.org.

Cherokee County. Charlette Green, Special Education Director. 770-479-1871. cherokee.k12.ga.us.

Clayton County. Behavioral Intervention Program and Special Education Department. 770-473-2700. clayton.k12.ga.us.

Cobb County. Peggie Constantino, Director of Special Education. 770-426-3309. cobb.k12.ga.us.

Coweta County. Gina Murray, Special Education Director. 770-254-2800. cowetaschools.org.

Decatur City Schools. Exceptional Student Services. 404-370-4400, ext. 940. decatur-city.k12.ga.us.

DeKalb County. Department of Exceptional Education and Support Services. 678-676-1800. dekalb.k12.ga.us.

Douglas County. Special Education Office. 770-651-2135. douglas.k12.ga.us.

Fayette County. Chris Horton, Director of Exceptional Children’s Services Department. 770-460-3990, ext. 260. fcboe.org.

Forsyth County. Sharon Purdie, Department for Exceptional Students. 770-887-2461. forsyth.k12.ga.us.

Fulton County. Department for Exceptional Children. 404-763-5600. fulton.k12.ga.us.

Gwinnett County. Department of Special Education and Psychological Services. 678-301-7133. gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

Henry County. Special Education Department. 770-957-8086. henry.k12.ga.us.

Marietta City Schools. Department of Special Education Services and Assistance. 770-427-4631. marietta-city.org.

Newton County. Dr. Sarah West, Director of Special Education Department. 770-784-4917. newtoncountyschools.org.

Paulding County. Exceptional Students. 770-443-8030. paulding.k12.ga.us.

Rockdale County. Learning Support Services. 770-860-4231. rockdale.k12.ga.us.

RECREATION AND ENRICHMENT

Access To Recreation. Provides exercise and recreational equipment for people with disabilities. 8 Sandra Ct., Newbury Park, CA. 800-634-4351. accesstr.com.

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs. School-based wheelchair sports for kids with physical disabilities in elementary through high school. Atlanta. 404-294-0070. adaptedsports.org.

Ameri-Kan Karate. Individualized karate instruction stresses balance, coordination, discipline, focus, physical fitness and social skill development. 3020 Edwards Dr., Conyers. 770-388-9858. wcakarate.com.

BlazeSports. Sports training, competitions, summer camps, healthy lifestyle programs and other recreational opportunities for youth and adults who use wheelchairs or have visual impairment, amputation or a neurological disability. 535 North McDonough Street, Decatur. 770-850-8199. blazesports.org.

Boy Scouts of America. Provides an educational and social program for boys and young adults. Children with special needs are placed in inclusive troops. 1800 Circle 75 Pkwy. SE, Atlanta. 770-989-8820. atlantabsa.org.

B’Yachad. A buddy program that allows young people with special needs to develop friendships in social and recreational settings. Monthly programs for middle and high school age kids. North Atlanta. 404-961-9966. amitatlanta.org.

Camp Fire USA, Georgia Council. Children with special needs are taken on an individual basis. Clubs, summer programs, self-reliance courses, outdoor skills and environmental education, and more. 92 Camp Toccoa Dr., Toccoa. 706-886-2457. campfireusa.org.

Camp Sunshine. Year round program for children who have cancer and their families. Archery, horseback riding, crafts, water activities. 1850 Clairmont Rd., Decatur. 404-325-7979. mycampsunshine.com.

Dance and Arts Showcase. Jazz, ballet and tap for children with all types of disabilities. Children must be able to walk. Atlanta, Alpharetta. 770-934-5010. danceandarts.com.

Dance For Fun. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at North Druid Hills offers a dance program for special needs children led by physical and occupational therapists. 1605 Chantilly Dr. NE, Ste. 200, Atlanta. 404-785-8181 (Cathy Chronic). choa.org.

Decatur Yoga and Pilates. Offers a Grounded Kids Yoga program to help children with a variety of disabilities, from autism to ADD. 431 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur. 404-377-4899. decaturhotyoga.com.

Georgia Gymnastics Academy, Inc. Offers professionally tailored and directed programs for every age group at every ability level. 98 Patterson Rd., Lawrenceville. 770-962-5867. 145 Old Peachtree Rd., NW, Suwanee. 770-945-3424. ggacademy.com.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Helps girls self value, social and volunteering skills through troop service. Inclusive and exclusive troops available. 5601 North Allen Rd., Mableton. 770-702-9411. gsgatl.org

Little League Challenger Division. Program within Little League Baseball and Softball that pairs able-bodied children with kids who have disabilities. 570-326-1921. littleleague.org.

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. Offers special needs camps, Special Olympics afternoon recreation and theater performances with disabled actors. Also offers full inclusion camp programs. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody. 404-812-4004. atlantajcc.org.

Marietta Enrichment Center. Offers a day program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Art, sign language, music therapy, social events, health and fitness, and other activities. 1395 S. Marietta Pkwy., Bldg. 700, Ste. 700, Marietta. 678-354-9144. gacommunity.org.

Miracle League Association. Children play baseball with a buddy in a custom-designed baseball complex with turf that accommodates all abilities. 1506 Klondike Rd., Ste. 105, Conyers. 770-760-1933. miracleleague.com.

Physical and Leisure Activities for Youth (PLAY). Physical activities and skill and fitness development for children with disabilities. During semesters at Kennesaw State University. Dr. St. Pierre. 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw. 770-423-6775. kennesaw.edu/hps/programs/play

Shepherd Center. Offers a program that combines education classes with leisure outings and skill instruction. A sports team program, fitness center and therapeutic recreation specialists with expertise in aquatics, arts, horticulture, music, outdoors and sports. 2020 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-352-2020. shepherd.org.

Special Olympics Georgia. Offers year-round sports training and athletic competitions in 24 individual and team Olympic-type sports. 4000 DeKalb Technology Pkwy., Bldg. 400, Ste. 400, Atlanta. 770-414-9390. specialolympicsga.org.

Swim Atlanta. Inclusive swimming programs for children of all abilities. Lawrenceville, 678-442-7946; Suwanee, 770-622-1735. Hamilton Mill, 678-889-2039. Cumming, 770-888-0010. saswimschool.com. swimatlanta.com

TOPSoccer, North Atlanta Soccer Association. A soccer program for young athletes who have cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities. Ages 8-19. Metro North Park. 4645 Paper Mill Rd., Marietta. 770-955-8700. nasa-ga.org.

Trillium Farms. An interactive learning center with emphasis on those with special needs through animal therapy and nature’s bounty. Get up close to many exotic and friendly animals. 983 Pearl Johnson Rd., Ranger, GA. 706-337-2165. trilliumfarms.com.

YMCA Happy Club. Year-round social activities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities ages 16 and up. Dance, bowling, arts and crafts and more. Program offered in Atlanta, Decatur and Hoschton 404-687-2521. 404-371-3309, Janice Mathews.

YWCA of Greater Atlanta.  Provides after school programs, educational and recreational activities, youth outreach and prevention programs. 957 North Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-892-3476. ywcaatlanta.org.

SPECIAL NEEDS PUBLICATIONS

ADDitude Magazine. Quarterly lifestyle magazine for individuals with ADD/ADHD. 39 W. 37th St., 15th Fl., New York, NY. 888-762-8475. additudemag.com.

Attention! Magazine published six times a year for families and adults with ADHD sponsored by CHADD. 8181 Professional Pl., Ste. 150, Landover, MD. 800-233-4050. chadd.org.

Exceptional Parent Magazine. Monthy publication. Provides information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. exceptionalparent.com.

Disabled Dealer Magazine of the Southeast. Monthly magazine resource for new and used adaptive equipment, and accessible homes and vehicles. disableddealer.com.

JustKids. Published annually by Atlanta Parent Magazine. Includes local articles, advertising and a comprehensive resource guide for parents of special needs children. 770-454-7599. atlantaparent.com.

SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Agape Ranch. Summer recreation program for teens and adults with PDD or autism. Children ages 10 and up enjoy arts and crafts, swimming, music, games, sports, bowling and picnics. Cleveland, GA. 706-348-6550. agaperanch.org.

Atlanta Parks and Recreation, Special Recreation Services. One-week sessions. June-July. Summer day camp for children ages 6-21 with physical and mental disabilities. Coan Park. 1530 Wood Bine Ave., SE, Atlanta. 404-371-5008. atlantaga.gov.

Beyond Words Social Skills Camp. Lessons in basic social and nonverbal communication skills enriched with activities and teamwork challenges. Services also available throughout the school year. 1762 Century Blvd., Ste. B, Atlanta. 404-633-0250. beyondwordscenter.com.

BSO Camp Chai. Jewish-based camp for students in K-8th grade. Serves all campers including those with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, developmental delays, Down syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome. Activities include swimming, horseback riding, golf and boating. Shirley Blumenthal Park. 2509 Post Oak Tritt Rd., Marietta. 770-578-7532. atlantaajcc.org.

Camp Extraordinaire. Weekly themed activties, small group academic enrichment, arts and crafts, OT, PE, music and in school field trips. Porter Academy. 200 Cox Rd., Roswell. 770-594-1313. porteracademy.org.

Camp Happy Hearts. Children with mild disabilities enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips and more. Ages 6-12. Lionheart School. 225 Roswell Street, Alpharetta. 678-297-6154. alpharetta.ga.us.

Camp Kingfisher. Chattahoochee Nature Center. Nature camp for children ages 5 to 14. Hikes, crafts, animal demonstrations, canoeing and swimming. Accepts children with special needs. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055, ext. 222. chattnaturecenter.com.

Camp Sunshine. Serving children with cancer ages birth-23 years and their families by providing educational, recreational and support programs year round. Summer camp held at Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge. 404-325-7979. mycampsunshine.com.

Camp Wannaklot, Hemophilia of Georgia. Summer camp for children with bleeding disorders. Camping, canoeing, golf, swimming and more. Held at Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge. 770-518-8272. hog.org.

Cecil B. Day Sports and Fitness Center. Tumbling and gymnastics camp for children ages 4 to 12. Jungle Jam and Carnival Kartwheelers. Dunwoody Baptist Church. 1445 Mt. Vernon Rd., Atlanta. 770-280-1210. dbc.org.

Children’s Special Services Summer Camps. Handwriting and social skills, hiking, rock climbing, swimming and non-competitive games. Held at clinic and several metro Atlanta locations. 770-394-9791. childrens-services.com.

Circus Arts Social Summer. Circus program that includes juggling, trapeze, rope climbing and more designed for children with special needs. 206 Rogers St. NE, Ste. 214. 404-549-3000. circusartsinstitute.com.

Clayton County Therapeutic Recreation Day Camp. Camp for mildly disabled children. Skating, swimming, arts and crafts, and field trips. Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center. 770-477-3766. co.clayton.ga.us.

The Cottage School Summer Success Program. Offers various summer school programs for middle and high school students as well as a summer sports camp. Camp curriculums and times vary. 700 Grimes Bridge Rd., Roswell. 770-641-8688. cottageschool.org.

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village. Offers writing and dramatics summer programs and year-round classes and plays for children with special needs. 8534 Main Street, Woodstock. 678-494-4251. elmstreetarts.org

High Meadows Camp. Offers a full inclusion day camp for campers with developmental disabilities ages 6-18. Swimming, arts and crafts, and more. Atlanta. 770-458-3251. elaineclarkcenter.org.

Lekotek Summer Computer Camp. Campers with physical, cognitive and/or sensory disabilities learn alongside siblings and peers to play using adaptive and innovative technology. 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Ste. 102, Atlanta. 404-633-3430. lekotekga.org.

Mark Trail Summer Alternative Camp (ADD, LD). Flexible activity-based program for any student aged 6-18. Morning, afternoon and full day activties available- all of which focus on socialization. Mill Springs Academy. 13660 New Providence Rd., Alpharetta. Sheila Fitzgerald. 770-360-1336. millsprings.org.

MJCCA Camp Billi Marcus. Swimming, pony rides, arts and crafts, music and more for infants to Pre-K. Limited spacing available. 1415 Old Canton Rd., Marietta. 678-812-3720. atlantajcc.org.

Camp Krazy Legs. Focus is on teaching independence in self-care, organizational skills, life skills, socializing and meeting new friends. Partners with Spina Bifida Association and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Overnight camp also available. Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. 404-785-2490. choa.org.

SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMPS

BlazeSports America Blaze Camps. BlazeCamp is a five-day, four-night residential summer camp that provides youth aged 8-18 with a physical disability an opportunity to become involved in sport and recreation activities. 535 North McDonough Street, Decatur. 770-850-8199. blazesports.org.

Camp ASCCA, Easter Seals. One-week sessions for children with disabilities. Aquatic activities, arts and crafts, canoeing, ropes course, horseback riding and more. Jackson’s Gap, AL. 256-825-9226. campascca.org.

Camp Barney Medintz. An overnight camp celebrating Jewish culture. Features the Chalutzim (Pioneers) Program for children with developmental disabilities. Cleveland, GA. 770-396-3250. campbarney.org.

Camp Lee Mar. A private, co-ed camp for special needs children and young adults ages 5 to 21 who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Traditional camp activities, academics, vocational preparation, speech and language therapy, and more. Pocono Mountains, PA. 215-658-1708. leemar.com.

Camp Sparrowood. Christian camp for the high functioning, mildly mentally disabled. Nature activities, cookouts, crafts, games, overnight campout, swimming. Dahlonega. 706-864-6181. campglisson.org.

Camp Sunshine. For children who have cancer and their families. Archery, horseback riding, crafts, water activities. Held at Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge. 404-325-7979. mycampsunshine.com.

Camp Walk-n-Roll. An overnight camp for children with muscular dystrophy. Archery, ceramics, swimming, fishing and more. Camp Twin Lakes. Rutledge. 770-621-9800. camptwinlakes.org. mda.org.

Camp Yofi at Camp Ramah Darom. A weeklong camp for Jewish families with children who have autism. Clayton, GA. 404-531-0801. ramahdarom.org.

Eckerd Academy of the Blue Ridge’s Summer Academics & Adventure Camp. A six-week residential therapeutic camp emphasizing academic credit recovery and personal growth through outdoor adventures. Suited for boys and girls, ages 13-8, who need to make up a failed course or those who want to get ahead. Blue Ridge, GA. 727-442-5911. eckerdacademy.org/campuses/summer-camp/.

Florida Diabetes Camp. Traditional camp in various parts of Florida, with swimming, sports, arts and crafts and diabetes education. Medical care provided. 352-334-1321. floridadiabetescamp.org.

Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. Campers must have a visual loss of 20/70 or greater. Indoor and outdoor activities, field trips and swimming. Ages 4 to adult. Waycross. 888-297-1775. glcb.org.

SOAR Summer Adventures. High-adventure programs for LD and ADHD youth. Belize, California, Costa Rica, Florida, North Carolina and Wyoming. 828-456-3435. soarnc.org. academyatsoar.org

Squirrel Hollow Camp. Four-week program for children who need an academic boost during the summer. Instruction in reading, math and writing skills. Fairburn. 770-774-8001. thebedfordschool.org.

Talisman Camps and Programs. Summer programs for children ages 8 to 17 and young adults ages 18 to 22 with LD, ADD and ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and high functioning autism. Zirconia, NC. Hendersonville, NC. 888-458-8226. talismanprograms.com.

SUPPORT SERVICES

DeKalb Community Service Board. Programs include outpatient mental health counseling, acute stabilization and detoxification, psychosocial rehabilitation and residential services, and more. 445 Winn Way, Decatur. 404-294-3836. dekcsb.org.

JF&CS. A nonsectarian organization that provides services to people with developmental disabilities and their families in the areas of employment, residential services, family support, transportation, information and education. 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 770-677-9300. jfcs-atlanta.org.

Kennedy Krieger Institute. Providing evaluation and treatment to children and young adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system since 1929. 707 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD. 888-554-2080. kennedykrieger.org.

The MENTOR Network. Serves developmentally disabled and at-risk youth. Programs include host home living, specialized foster care, education support and crisis intervention. 18 Executive Park Dr., Ste. 1823, Atlanta. 404-728-1567. ga-mentor.com.

Siskin Children’s Institute. Four centers for children that specialize in education, outreach, health care and research. The centers diagnose, treat, educate, research and provide support for children with developmental disabilities and their parents. 1101 Carter St., Chattanooga. 423-648-1708. siskin.org.

Tommy Nobis Center. Services include vocational and work evaluations, employment services and skills training. 1480 Bells Ferry Rd., Marietta. 770-427-9000. tommynobiscenter.org.