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Aids

*Key Contacts & Aids Help Resources Throughout All Of Georgia
Aids, Advocacy, Case Management, Clothing / Furniture, Financial / Public Assistance, Food, Funeral, Housing, Legal, Practical Support, Spiritual Support, Transportation and Technical Assistance for Agencies and Organizations.

AIDS Legal Project
(GA)

Asymptomatic HIV and the ADA  (Bragdon v. Abbott) (GA)

Disability Benefits for HIV-Positive Veterans (GA)

Mothers With AIDS
(GA) 

Should You Tell Your Employer That You Have AIDS? (GA)

Home But Not Alone (Metro Atlanta)
Housing program that provides compatible homeowners and tenants, one or both of whom are HIV+, with shared living arrangements. Qualified homeowners with an extra room are matched with tenants seeking safe, affordable housing.

Living With AIDS (Mostly National With Some GA)
HIV and Confidentiality, Family Law, Health Care,
Immigration, Insurance, HIV and Public Benefits, Teenagers
HIV and the Workplace, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Directives.

*Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, employment & other social services.

Disability Help In Every State & DC
Find out about: General Information About State Resources,
State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Travelers With Disabilities
Includes specific precautions for travelers with immune systems weakened by diseases such as HIV, leukemia, and lymphoma.

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Assistive Technology For The Disabled

Enlarge The Small Print On Your Computer Screen Through Free Downloads
Read the fine print from emails and hard-to-read websites. Better than what's on Windows or Explorer.
Allows you to zoom in on the small print.

Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Friends Of Disabled Adults (Georgia)
Provides free refurbished equipment such as wheelchairs to help the mobility impaired and those needing home health assistance. Assistance is given to physically disabled people of all ages. 

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Assistive Technology For The Disabled
Covers a broad ranch of topics including Assistive Technology,
Careers in Information, Technology, Communication, Government Accessibility, Product Accessibility, Your Technology Rights and Federal Service Locators.

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

States With Lemon Laws For Wheelchairs and Other Assistive Devices
For CA, GA, LA, MD, MA, MT, NJ, NY, RI, OH, PA, WA and WI. If asked for your password, just press cancel and site will appear.

Access To Telecommunications
(FCC)
The FCC works hard to make sure that people with disabilities--such as a hearing, visual, speech, or other disability--get the same opportunities as everyone else to telecommunicate.

Consumers’ Guide To Telecommunications Relay Services (FCC)

Closed Captioning On TV
(FCC)

Disability Help In Every State & DC
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

See Education & Training
See Employment & Accommodation

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Autism

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Children & Youth

Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assista
nce for The Disabled.

Easter Seals 404-943-1070 (GA)
Programs and support for chidlren & adults with disabilities. May be a good advocate-also helps with employment and work clothes. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Fights hate and bigotry, and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Monitors hate groups, and defends the rights of Illegal Immigrants, delinquent or learning disabled kids treated unfairly by schools.

Compeer Atlanta 678-686-5918
Free program that matches trained volunteers and at-risk individuals on a one-to-one basis in
supportive friendships. For Seniors or those with a mental illness or developmental disabilities.

Children with Disabilities (GA)
Resources and law concerning children with special needs.

Youth With Disabilities
Information in this section is helpful to youth with disabilities, their parents and families, teachers, and counselors.

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, employment & other social services.

State Links For Children With Disabilities (All 50 States & DC)
For Federal links and other resources click here.

National Dissemination Center For Children With Disabilities (All 50 States & DC)
A central source of information on disabilities, (federal and by state) for infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Here, you’ll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education.

Disability Help In Every State & DC
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

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Civil Rights And Protections

Civil Rights & Protections
Find out your rights and the type of accommodations you can receive in regards to Communications, Employment, Education, Health, Housing, Transportation and accessibility to buildings.

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

Southern Poverty Law Center
Fights hate and bigotry, and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Monitors hate groups, and defends the rights of Illegal Immigrants, delinquent or learning disabled kids treated unfairly by schools.

Georgia Advocacy Office (404) 885-1234  
Free help to disabled individuals who have problems related  to their disability.  They can help you with issues concerning handicap accessibility, employment discrimination, nursing home abuse, and other disability matters.
Good for asking about reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Will provide a list of Attorneys who can help you obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Handi Hotline 770-998-0211
9 to 5 on week days.  

*Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

The Americans With Disabilities Act Questions & Answers (Good)

Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers
(DBTACs)
Ten regional “one-stop” centers are available to provide information and assistance on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues.

Disability Help In Every State & DC
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

For Free Legal Assistance
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Education & Training

*Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Easter Seals (GA)
Programs and support for chidlren & adults with disabilities. May be a good advocate-also helps with employment and work clothes. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Friends of Disabled Adults 770-491-9014

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Learning Resources
The resources here will assist individuals with learning and other disabilities by providing critical information needed to increase the quality of the education they receive. A number of sites are directed toward college-bound young people with disabilities.

Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (All States & DC)
Information about the SSA’s vocational rehabilitation programs and listings of state and private vocational rehabilitation providers.

Youth With Disabilities
Information in this section is helpful to youth with disabilities, their parents and families, teachers, and counselors.

Disability Help In Every State & DC
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

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See Children & Youth

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Employment & Accommodation

*Employment Related Services For Those With Disabilities (GA) (State-wide)

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Georgia Advocacy Office (404) 885-1234  
Free help to disabled individuals who have problems related  to their disability.  They can help you with issues concerning handicap accessibility, employment discrimination, nursing home abuse, and other disability matters.
Good for asking about reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Will provide a list of Attorneys who can help you obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

Easter Seals 404-943-1070 (GA)
Programs and support for chidlren & adults with disabilities. May be a good advocate-also helps with employment and work clothes. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.

Friends of Disabled Adults 770-491-9014

Handi Hotline 770-998-0211
9 to 5 on week days.  

Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia (404) 527-7155
Offers job assistance, information & referral ad support groups for epileptics and their families. 

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Disability Help In Every State & DC

Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

More On Employment For The Disabled
This section of the OESP web site contains information that can help advocates assist people with disabilities who want to work.

State Partnership Initiative (SPI)
Partnerships between the Social Security Administration and 12 states to develop innovative projects to assist adults with disabilities to re-enter the work force. These state are as follows: California, New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Vermont, New Mexico and Wisconsin.

Labor Departments & Employment Services (All 50 States & DC)

Job Links
These employers have indicated interest in recruiting and hiring qualified individuals with disabilities for open positions within their company or organization. 

For more job links, see  http://www.disability.gov

Jobs (Workers.gov)
This section provides assistance to individuals with disabilities in getting and keeping jobs. Here you will find standard job banks and resume-building sites, along with sites dealing with self-employment, work incentives for Social Security recipients, and job accommodations. 

See Education & Training
See Assistive Technology For The Disabled
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Health & Medical

Adult Medically Needy Program (GA) (For The Disabled)

Veteran's Benefits and Other Issues  (Consumer-SOS)

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

Easter Seals (GA)
Programs and support for chidlren & adults with disabilities. May be a good advocate-also helps with employment and work clothes. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.

Power of Attorney (Consumer-SOS)

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Georgia Advocacy Office (404) 885-1234  
Free help to disabled individuals who have problems related  to their disability.  They can help you with issues concerning handicap accessibility, employment discrimination, nursing home abuse, and other disability matters.
Good for asking about reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Will provide a list of Attorneys who can help you obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

Do You Have Medical Bills You Cannot Pay? (GA)

*Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Social Security Disability Benefits (How To Apply)

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Health Care,Insurance, And Service Supports 
Medicaid, insurance, managed care and long term services and supports and more.

Specific Health Conditions and Disabilities 
Scroll to the bottom for links on Neurological Disorders, Arthritis, Diabetes and Epilepsy.

Low Cost Medicines
One-stop link to thousands of low Cost medicines offered through hundreds of patient assistance programs sponsored by member companies, non-member companies and government and local organizations.

Benefits Checkup
Find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Please fill out their simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.

Cleaning For A Reason: Free House Cleaning For Women With Cancer (50 States, DC & Canada)
If you are a woman with cancer and at least 18 years old, their affiliate maid services will provide you with a free cleaning once a month for up to 4 months. After your application is complete and your doctor verification is received, they'll contact the maid service partner in your area. For more information see How To Register.

Disability Help In Every State & DC
Find out about: General Information About State Resources,
State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

See Insurance & Benefits
See Children & Youth
See Consumer-SOS/Insurance
See Consumer-SOS/Health & Medical
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Housing

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

Homeless (or Soon To Be Homeless) Assistance Directory (Georgia)
Are you about to be homeless? This site lists homeless assistance resources by Georgia, such as:

Permanent Supportive Housing (for people with disabilities)
Homeless Prevention and/or Rapid Re-Housing
Emergency Shelter
Transitional Housing
Domestic Violence
Additional Information

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Georgia Advocacy Office (404) 885-1234  
Free help to disabled individuals who have problems related  to their disability.  They can help you with issues concerning handicap accessibility, employment discrimination, nursing home abuse, and other disability matters.
Good for asking about reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Will provide a list of Attorneys who can help you obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

HUD Approved Counseling Agencies In Georgia
Housing counseling agencies throughout the country who can give you advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues and reverse mortgages.

Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

In Home Caregiving (Metro Atlanta)
In-Home Caregiving provides homeowners with live-in, non-medical services from qualified caregivers for reduced rent. Thus family caregivers are given respite, because the homeowners can live independently in their own homes. In return, the “tenant” caregiver lives there for a reduced rent.

Housing options offered in: Fulton County, City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, Cobb County, and Gwinnett County.

Centers For Independent Living (All 50 States & DC)
Phone numbers of Federal agencies in every state.

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Home But Not Alone (Metro Atlanta)
Housing program that provides compatible homeowners and tenants, one or both of whom are HIV+, with shared living arrangements. Qualified homeowners with an extra room are matched with tenants seeking safe, affordable housing.

World Institute On Disability
WID is a non-profit international public policy center dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.

HUD Approved Counseling Agencies In Every State (Not DC)
Housing counseling agencies throughout the country who can
give you advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues and reverse mortgages.

Disability Help In Every State & DC
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

See Consumer-SOS/Landlord/Tenant
See Consumer-SOS/Home Matters

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Insurance & Benefits

Veteran's Benefits (Consumer-SOS)

Disability Help In Georgia
Find out about: General Information About State Resources, State Government Agencies, Federally Funded Programs, Parent and Professional Organizations and Technology Assistance for The Disabled.

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

North Georgia Community Action, Inc. (Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield Counties unless noted otherwise.)

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Social Security & Work (GA) 

North Georgia Community Action, Inc. (Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield Counties unless noted otherwise.)

Social Security Disability Secrets
Advice, FAQS and in depth answers from a former Social Security Claims Examiner. Learn how to apply, how to prepare your case and more.

FAQs On Life Insurance (GA)

FAQs On Health Insurance
(GA)

FAQs On Workers Compensation (GA)

Social Security Disability Benefits (How To Apply)

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

The Social Security Handbook

Health Care, Insurance, And Service Supports 
Medicaid, insurance, managed care and long term services and supports and more.

Veteran's Benefits

State Bar of Georgia Military Legal Assistance Program (404) 527-8765
Service members and veterans are connected to Georgia lawyers who are willing to provide free or reduced-fee legal services. The program helps veterans who have service-connected disability legal issues. It also helps service members who have civil, non-criminal legal needs.

Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)
Securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

Easter Seals (GA)
Programs and support for chidlren & adults with disabilities. May be a good advocate-also helps with employment and work clothes. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.

National Veterans Legal Service Program (NVLSP) (Disability Benefits)

American Legion
Helps veterans in Jobs, Benefits, Education, Health Care, Family and Finances
 

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
Whether it's helping service members and their families through long deployments or cope with rough financial times, NMS programs put our military families first. From providing free phone time and emergency financial assistance to farewell and welcome home ceremonies and college scholarships, the NMS department is here supporting our troops day in and day out.

DAV (Disabled American Veteran)

Emory Volunteer Clinic for Veterans
To initiate service with the Clinic, you must be referred by one of the following organizations:

The Military Legal Assistance Program Committee of the Georgia Bar
The Veterans Legal Clinic at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Decatur
Practicing attorneys who serve as mentors for Emory law students
National Veterans Legal Service Program (NVLSP) (Disability Benefits)
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (For US Appeals Ct Claims Re Veteran's Issues)
Service organizations including the American Legion, VFW, DAV, and
Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance
Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) (www.servicewomen.org)

See Health & Medical
See Consumer-SOS/Insurance
See Consumer-SOS/Health & Medical
See Consumer-SOS/The Workplace

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Multiple Sclerosis

National MS Society-Find A Chapter Nearest You (All 50 States & DC)
Through the Society’s fifty-state network of chapters, assistance is provided to over a million people annually. Chapters encourage personal empowerment with employment counseling, family programs, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy issues.

Other Multiple Sclerosis Help Groups (Google)

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Recreation & Travel

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Compeer Atlanta 678-686-5918
Free program that matches trained volunteers and at-risk individuals on a one-to-one basis in
supportive friendships. For seniors or those with a mental illness or developmental disabilities.

Travelers With Disabilities
Find out how accessible specific destinations are for travelers with disabilities.  Also includes specific precautions for travelers with immune systems weakened by diseases such as HIV, leukemia, and lymphoma.

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Respite Care (Help For The Caregiver)

Respite Links In All 50 States
Family caregivers may qualify for free respite support where trained caretakers can watch your dependents while you have a few hours to yourself. Some states provide respite services to:
Family caregivers providing care for individuals age 60 or older;
Family caregivers providing care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, regardless of age; or
Grandparents and other relative caregivers (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under age 18; or age 18-59.

GA Community Support Solutions (Respite Care For Parents of Kids With Developmental Disabilities)
Sometimes the parents of kids with disabilities need a rest so they can make time for themselves.  GCSS respite providers are trained, experienced care givers who come to your family’s home to provide respite for your loved one. Service options include, but are not limited to: a few hours a week, weekend respite, or for up to a week at a time. Emergency Respite is also available for those who qualify. Individuals 3 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability may be eligible.


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Transportation

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Transportation, Access, Your Rights And More

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

North Georgia Community Action, Inc. (Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield Counties unless noted otherwise.)

The National Center on Senior Transportation (866) 528-NCST or  (202) 347-7385 (TDD).
Our mission is to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States. Staff from NCST helps members of the aging services and transportation communities address a diverse array of transportation issues, directs callers to additional resources and answers questions about ADA rights and responsibilities. We also encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, employment & other social services.

Fayette Senior Services (GA) 770-461-0813
Transportation to and from non emergency medical appointments treatment centers and pharmacies (for adults 60 plus and younger adults who are disabled)

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Georgia Advocacy Office (404) 885-1234  
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Good for asking about reasonable accommodations in the workplace. 

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Where Else To Go For Help

Easter Seals 404-943-1070 (GA)
Programs and support for chidlren & adults with disabilities. May be a good advocate-also helps with employment and work clothes. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need. For Advocacy help.

Compeer Atlanta 678-686-5918
Free program that matches trained volunteers and at-risk individuals on a one-to-one basis in
supportive friendships. For Seniors or those with a mental illness or developmental disabilities.

Georgia Advocacy Office (404) 885-1234  
Free help to disabled individuals who have problems related  to their disability.  They can help you with issues concerning handicap accessibility, employment discrimination, nursing home abuse, and other disability matters.
Good for asking about reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Will provide a list of Attorneys who can help you obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

Disability Advocates Throughout Georgia

All About Developmental Disabilities (404-881-9777)
Resources and advocates to help with employment, housing, financial assistance and other support services to serve those with developmental disabilities and their families living in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Clayton counties. AADD assists individuals to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities. 

Disability Link 404-687-8890
Open 9 to 5 on week days.
Will help with advocacy and provide resources and referrals for those with disabilities.
Call them if you need a job or other assistance.

Handi Hotline 770-998-0211
9 to 5 on week days.  

Southern Poverty Law Center
Fights hate and bigotry, and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Monitors hate groups, and defends the rights of Illegal Immigrants, delinquent or learning disabled kids treated unfairly by schools.

Special Needs Database For Georgia
Comprehensive resource database containing over 4,000 resources in over 100 categories. Has complete, up-to-date information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals throughout Georgia. 

Bathroom-SOS (National Directory of Public Bathrooms)
Some bathrooms are rated for disability access.

Disability Advocacy Centers In All 50 States (No Links)

National Find Family Registry For People with Disabilities
Open to people seeking each other even though just bits of information are available.
May help reunite those who lost touch with family members with disabilities for other reasons too, like divorce, foster care or adoption, personal problems or misfortune.

Disability Links In All 50 States
One Agency Per State.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic imaginable.  Type in the word "Disabilities" and out pops dozens of advocate and social service agencies in your city and state. For help with a specific disability, type in "disabled and  (the name of your disability)".

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems
The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select your state, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included).

Where To Write For Vital Records (50 States & DC)
For birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce papers and more.

Consumer-SOS-Lawyers, Courts & Self Help
For free or low cost lawyers, navigating small claims courts and legal research.

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