ATL Inclusive: A Special Needs Resource Guide
Finding help for a child with special needs or learning differences can be challenging. Here are resources to help you along the journey.
The Atlanta Public Schools’ special education programs are founded on the belief that students with disabilities will receive a quality education, leading them to meaningful academic, social, emotional and behavioral outcomes. They offer a broad continuum of services for students ages 3 through 21 who have learning, speech, vision or hearing disabilities and/or physical, cognitive or health impairments.
School, Disrupted. Solution? The Clinic at Atlanta Speech School. Clinic specialists collaborate with parents and teachers to determine a student’s needs and areas of strength, from preschool through high school, so every child has the chance to be confident and academically successful in their current learning environment.
Children of all abilities can enjoy the gymnastics environment! We provide traditional one-on-one physical therapy in a setting that is less like work and more like fun. Find a location near you. See you at the gym!
Marcus Autism Center is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We provide comprehensive evaluations, diagnostic services, behavioral therapy and research programs to families living with ASD.
College prep academics for special needs students with Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other learning differences. Fully accredited with small classes. Cumberland Academy is an exceptional school for exceptional students. Grades 4-12.
Providing proven and effective services to ensure that children with disabilities or special needs have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
Representation and advocacy services in all school-related matters, including IEP meetings, eligibility and early resolution meetings, mediation, and more. Exceptional Consultants will provide a professional review of your child’s psychological report, IEP, accommodations and assessments. School districts have a team of professionals and so should you!
FACES Camp, hosted by the National Craniofacial Association, is a coed summer camp for youth with craniofacial differences. Held from July 25-30, campers gain independence and make friends while taking part in traditional camp activities. FACES also helps families of children born with craniofacial differences by providing information, support, financial assistance and promoting awareness.
The Frazer Center’s Child Development Program serves children from birth to 5 years. Children with and without disabilities learn side by side through the play-based Creative Curriculum®. Inclusion Specialists coordinate a team of support for each child, with parents, teachers and therapists working together to foster each child’s development.
Offers free diagnostic evaluations for children ages three and older with a suspected disability, including developmental, speech and language delays, autism, hearing, vision and orthopedic impairments.
Through Play Therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem solving skills and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Learn about the benefits of play therapy and find a Registered Play Therapist on our website.
Developmental issues impact the entire family, not just the individual child. GCADP develops a comprehensive plan to help the child and family thrive. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Monroe and learn how GCADP can help.
The mission of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities is to advance social change, public policy, and innovative practices that increase opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to thrive where they live, learn, work, play and worship in Georgia’s communities.
Kadiant is science with heart, focused on outcomes and backed by 20+ years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis. They provide 1-to-1 therapy at home or in-clinic, helping with language development, toilet training, social skills and more.
The Hamm Center partners with families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop strong foundations for communication, literacy and confidence using Listening and Spoken Language. Hamm students learn alongside peers with typical hearing, where relationships grow and conversation abounds.
Kids differ by personality, ability, growth… But what if progress isn’t what you expect? Is something wrong? After 20 years serving Atlanta parents, Kids Creek Therapy created a free online tool to help. Get an instant recommendation on speech, PT, OT, feeding, ADHD, and sensory issues.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Kurtzman has been providing comprehensive dental care to patients with special needs and developmental disabilities. Located in Marietta, Dr. Kurtzman serves patients in Georgia as well as surrounding states. Call 770-592-1711 to schedule an appointment today.
Peachtree Autism Services provides high quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism and related developmental disabilities across clinic, home and school settings in the Atlanta area. We are a dedicated team of clinicians who are passionate about improving the lives of children and families.
PENTA is the largest Pediatric ENT and Audiology provider in the Atlanta area.Staffed by pediatric specialists at 9 locations, making seeking care convenient and straightforward. PENTA handles routine to complex ENT concerns, hearing tests, hearing aids, and cochlear implantation. Request an appointment today.
The Piedmont School of Atlanta provides children with challenges in learning, language, and social problem-solving with an education that addresses their individual academic, social, and emotional needs, preparing them to actively and independently engage in their communities.
Porter Academy’s believes that each and every child has the potential to have a bright, successful future. Rather than creating a one size fits all education model, the faculty focuses on creating a program that is tailored to each student’s specific academic, developmental and social-emotional needs. Pre-K-8th grade.
ReClif is a fitness-based therapy center offering personalized and innovative training regimes designed to create opportunities for participants to thrive to the best of their ability. Based on the foundational belief that all people have competence regardless of their perceived limitations, ReClif offers unique solutions to the question of autism.
The Rubin Center demystifies the confusion about the autism spectrum and empowers families and their children to lead successful lives. Each child’s physical, developmental, and social characteristics are integrated into a diagnostic understanding to create a systematic plan that provides practical guidance and paves a hopeful path forward for the child and family.
Social Skills Today provides respite opportunities for families of individuals with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social, communication, sensory, and behavioral needs through Summer Camp Programs, School Year Mini School break camps and Social Skills Groups, and Overnight Camps.
Teachers as Tutors offers in-home and online tutoring for students K-12 throughout metro Atlanta, as well as advocacy support with writing and running Individualized Education Program meetings. Our experienced tutors are former special needs teachers who can help you navigate your student’s next IEP meeting by making sure all services and accommodations are covered.
A nonprofit founded by four moms, Telic Empowerment provides free personalized disability resources, monthly educational and supportive Parent Empowerment Groups, financial assistance and inclusive events for families with youth or young adults with any disability, ages 3-30.
TCP is a non-profit private therapeutic and educational program serving adolescents and adults with autism and related disabilities. TCP is an accredited high school, offers post-secondary education support, transition-to-adulthood services, counseling, and much more.
The Wellstar Center at Barrett Parkway offers blood work, lab tests, X-rays, imaging, EKGs and more for patients with special needs and developmental disabilities. Sedation and anesthesia are available when needed. Tell your physician about Wellstar’s services and schedule your testing or imaging by calling 678-797-5747.