Finding help for a child with special needs or learning differences can be challenging. Here are resources to help you along the journey.

Therapy Services

ABLE Kids

ABLE Kids serves children between 2 and 6 years old who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and need 30+ hours per week of Applied Behavior Analysis Services. Also offering Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Psychological Evaluation Services.

Applied ABC

Offering home-based behavioral therapy for ages 0-21, Applied ABC strives to provide the best clinical techniques for children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and other developmental disorders. An ABA trained therapist will provide your child with in-home Behavioral Therapy that best fits their treatment goals.

Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research

Offering in-person and virtual treatment to children and teens who stutter, at no cost to the family, improving communication, self-compassion and confidence. Students and professionals are equipped with knowledge and skills in the nature and treatment of stuttering, lessening its influence on overall quality of life.

Big Gym Therapy

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!

Georgia Association for Play Therapy

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.

Kid’s Creek Milestones Center

The Kid’s Creek Milestones Center offers next-level programs for babies and toddlers because early intervention is key to keeping children developmentally on track. A physical therapist, occupational therapist, and dual speech therapist/lactation consultant work together with parents to create an individualized plan.

Kid’s Creek Therapy

Kids differ by personality, ability, and growth – but what if their progress isn’t what you expect? Kid’s Creek can help with questions or concerns about your child’s development. Kid’s Creek provides specialized therapy services in speech, occupational, physical, and feeding therapy (including lactation consulting).

Peachtree Autism Services

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.

SpeechFamily

SpeechFamily is a private speech and language studio that focuses on delivering therapy to individuals in their everyday environments to develop functional skills that lead to more effective communication growth.

Education and Schools

Atlanta Public Schools

APS Department of Special Education believes that students with disabilities will receive a quality education, leading them to meaningful academic, social, emotional and behavioral outcomes. APS partners with parents to ensure all children with disabilities receive appropriate, specialized services and supports.

Atlanta Speech School

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.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia

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.

Frazer Center

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, with parents, teachers and therapists working together to foster each child’s development.

Fulton County Schools’ Services for Exceptional Children

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.

Katherine Hamm Center at Atlanta Speech School

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.

Mill Springs Academy

The Mill Springs community is dedicated to the academic, physical, and social growth of students who have not realized their full potential in traditional classroom settings. A stimulating and challenging learning environment maximizes individual potential and ensures that students of all levels are well-equipped for success.

The Piedmont School of Atlanta

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

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.

Threshold Community Program

Threshold Community is a unique therapeutic and educational program for participants from adolescence to adulthood that strengthens autonomy, emotional regulation, social communication, and the ability to build relationships. Tuition-based, summer programs and hourly services are available.

Medical and Pediatric Specialists

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Marcus Autism Center

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.

Georgia Center for Autism and Developmental Pediatrics

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 Moncino and learn how GCADP can help.

David Kurtzman, DDS

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.

Inspire Pediatric Neurology

Inspire Pediatric Neurology provides compassionate and comprehensive neurological and developmental care, including autism, ADHD, developmental delay, and more. Dr. Sidhu and her staff work to empower families with the knowledge, resources, and optimism they need to help their children live a happy and fulfilling life.

Pediatric ENT of Atlanta (PENTA)

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 Rubin Center for Autism and Developmental Pediatrics

The Rubin Center demystifies the confusion about the autism spectrum and empowers families and their children to lead successful lives. Physical, developmental, and social characteristics are integrated into a diagnostic understanding to create a systematic plan that paves a hopeful path forward for the child and family.

Wellstar Center at Barrett Parkway

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.

Camps and Respite Care

FACES Camp: A Camp for Kids with Facial Differences

FACES Camp, hosted by the National Craniofacial Association, is a coed summer camp for youth with craniofacial differences. Campers gain independence and make friends while taking part in traditional camp activities. FACES also provides information, support and financial assistance, and promotes awareness.

Sensory Affective Play Camp

This theme-based social skills and sensory enriched summer camp is aimed at the non-verbal population. The approach bridges sensory challenges with emotional development and provides the base for a one-of-a-kind camp where children can develop social skills while receiving evidence based sensory stimulation. Summer dates are June 13-16.

Social Skills Today

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.

Family Resources and Advocacy

Easterseals North Georgia Children Services

Providing proven and effective services to ensure that children with disabilities or special needs have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Exceptional Consultants

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.

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities

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.

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