If you are a Georgia resident with a special needs child, one of the best organizations you’ll want to learn about is Parent to Parent of Georgia, which offers advocacy, resources, and support for Georgians with disabilities or special health needs from birth to age 26.
Emory University School of Medicine’s Pediatrics Department maintains an excellent webpage on Georgia Resources for Children with Special Needs.
The Georgia Advocacy Office makes a wide range of advocacy-related services available to Georgians with disabilities at no charge. Its services include:
- Information on and referral to programs serving disabled Georgians
- Technical assistance, advice, and support in self-advocacy
- Assistance in advocacy, negotiation, or mediation on behalf of individuals
- Investigation of allegations of abuse, neglect, or violations of rights
- Public information and education regarding the needs and rights of people with disabilities
- Multicultural outreach to unserved or underserved groups of persons with disabilities
- Identification of problems in the system of service delivery and advocacy for systemic change