Autism Resources in Georgia

Georgia Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities. For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

 

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  Special Education Services DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Council
DISABILITY  Organizations 


PARENT TO PARENT
Program

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
EARLY 
Intervention System.
STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency CLIENT ASSISTANCE Program TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance
PARENTSTraining and
Information Project
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH /Retardation
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care
Needs.
PARENT- TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Paulette Bragg, Director
Division for Exceptional Students
GA Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
            (404) 656-3963      
E-mail: pbragg@doe.k12.ga.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Toni Waylor-Bower, Consultant
Preschool Special Education
GA Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334-5060
            (404) 657-9955      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Eve Bogan, Project Director
Babies Can’t Wait Program
Division of Public Health
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, Room 7-315
Atlanta, GA 30303-3166
            (404) 657-2726      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Valencia Wilson-Thomas, Business Development Representative
Department of Human Resources
Division of Rehabilitation Services
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Room 35-403
Atlanta, GA 30303-3166
            (404) 657-3053      
E-mail: hivrsbd@kestrok.com

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Jeff Chandler, Intervention Specialist
Department of Education
Vocational Education Special Needs Unit
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
            (404) 657-8324      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Dawne Morgan, Acting Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program Chief
Division of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
            (404) 657-2273      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Lyndy Broder, Interim Mental Retardation Program Chief
Division of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
            (404) 657-6087      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Carl E. Roland, Jr., Director
Division of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
            (404) 657-2252      
URL: http://www.2.state.ga.us/Departments/DHR

COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FOR GEORGIA

Eric Jacobson, Director
Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 3-210
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
            (404) 657-2126      ;             (888) 275-4233      
E-mail: eej@dhr.state.ga.us
URL: http://www.ga-ddcouncil.org

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Joyce Ringer, Executive Director
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
999 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 870
Atlanta, GA 30309
            (404) 885-1234      ;             (800) 537-2329       (in GA only)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Charles L. Martin, Director
Client Assistance Program
123 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
            (404) 373-2040      ;             (800) 822-9727       (in GA only)

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Paulette Bragg, Director
Division for Exceptional Students
GA Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
            (404) 656-3963      
E-mail: pbragg@doe.k12.ga.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Wyndolyn C. Bell, Director
Child & Adolescent Health Unit
GA Department of Resources
2 Peachtree Street, 7th Floor, Room 7.312
Atlanta, GA 30303
            (404) 657-2712      

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY

Southeast Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
(SEDBTAC), Region 4
1776 Peachtree Road, Suite 208 N
Atlanta, GA 30309-2351
            (404) 888-0022       (V/TTY)
E-mail: sedbtac@ucpa.org
URL: http://www.sedbtac.org

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Joy Kniskern, Project Director
Georgia Tools for Life
Division of Rehabilitation Services
#2 Peachtree Street N.W., Suite 35-415
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
            (404) 657-3082      ;             (800) 497-8665      ;             (404) 657-3085       (TTY)
E-mail: tfl1@america.net
URL: http://www.gatfl.org

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Gloria Stahle, President/CEO
Brain Injury Association of GA
1447 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 810
Atlanta, GA 30309
            (404) 817-7577      

Cerebral Palsy
Diane Wilush, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Atlanta
1665 Tullie Circle, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30329
            (404) 329-9390       (V/TTY)

Epilepsy
Gerald L. Rupert, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30303
            (404) 527-7155      ;             (800) 527-7105       (In GA)

Learning Disabilities
Vicki Hansberger, Executive Director
Learning Disabilities Association of GA
P.O. Box 1337
Roswell, GA 30077
            (770) 514-8088      

Mental Health
Cynthia Wainscott, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of GA
620 Peachtree Street N.W., Suite 300-R
Atlanta, GA 30308
            (404) 875-7081      

Don Daves, President
GA Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1256 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Room 412S
Atlanta, GA 30306
            (404) 894-8860      

Sue Smith, Executive Director
GA Parent Support Network
620 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite #300E
Atlanta, GA 30308
            (404) 875-6801      

Mental Retardation
Lee Miller, Executive Director
Georgia ARC Network
1000 Main Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
            (404) 361-9311      

Speech and Hearing
Raymond Penn, Executive Director
GA Speech-Language-Hearing Association
P.O. Box 6708
Athens, GA 30604
            (706) 613-0144      ;             (800) 226-4742      

Spina Bifida
Shira Ledman, Executive Director
Spina Bifida Association of Georgia, Inc.
1605 Chantilly Drive, Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30324
            (404) 636-6212      
E-mail: sbag@mindspring.com

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Donna Davidson, President/CEO
Easter Seals of North Georgia
3035 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
            (404) 633-9609      Janet Bittner
The University of Georgia
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
1256 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Unit One
Atlanta, GA 30306-2694
            (404) 894-5299      
E-mail: bittner@igs.cviog.uga.edu

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Zolinda Stoneman, Director
University Affiliated Program of GA for
Persons with Developmental Disabilities
The University of Georgia
850 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602-4806
            (706) 542-3457      

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Linda Shepard, Project Director
Parents Educating Parents & Professionals for All Children (PEPPAC)
8318 Durelee Lane, Suite 101
Douglasville, GA 30134
            (770) 577-7771      
E-mail: PEPPAC@aol.com

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Cathy Spraetz, Executive Director
Parent to Parent of Georgia, Inc.
2900 Woodcock Boulevard, Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30341
            (770) 451-5484      
E-mail: info@parenttoparentofga.org
URL: http://www.parenttoparentofga.org

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Cathy Henson, President
Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
114 Baker Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308-3366
            (404) 659-0214      

 

 

 

Georgia Web

 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights  
ACLU of Georgia 
Actional League 
Georgia Civil Justice Foundation Health  
Georgia March of Dimes 
Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Atlanta 
Pets Are Loving Support, Inc. 
 
Disability Information  
Friends of Disabled Adults 
 
Family and Parenting  
Child Abuse Prevention Program Clearinghouse of Georgia 
Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children 
Parent to Parent of Georgia 
 
Legal Assistance  
Atlanta Legal Aid Society 
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation 
Georgia Civil Justice Federation Peace and Conflict Resolution  
Cobb Citizens Coalition, Inc. 
Justice Center of Atlanta Job Training and Workplace  
Jewish Family & Career Service 
Children and Youth  
Boy Scouts of America – Troop 115 
Georgia Academy 
Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children Education  
Georgia Toastmasters Consumer Protection  
Consumer Partners 
 
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
Metropolitan Atlanta Council on Alcohol and Drugs Phoenix Institute for Adolescents, Inc. Community Service (Volunteering) 
Hands On Atlanta Community 
Georgia State and Local Government 
 
Homelessness, Housing and Poverty 
Effingham County Habitat for Humanity 
Task Force for the Homeless  
Golden Harvest Food Bank 
Project Open Hand 
RESULTS Atlanta 
Saint Vincent de Paul Society of At 
 

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