The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 780 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information please visit www.thearc.org.
Arc of Georgia
The Arc of Georgia is a non-profit membership organization committed to all people with developmental disabilities, and will work to develop programs, funding and public policy that will assist them in realizing their goals of learning, living, working, worshiping and playing in the community. Affiliated with the Arc of the United States, The Arc of Georgia is also committed to self-advocates and families with people who have a developmental disability. For more information please visit www.thearcofgeorgia.org or call 470-222-6088.
- Autism Society
For over 50 years the Autism Society has envisioned a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. They provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through a strong nationwide network of affiliates. For more information please visit https://autismsociety.org/or call 1-800-328-8476.
- Bobby Dodd Institute
The mission of the Bobby Dodd Institute is to empower people with differing abilities to maximize their potential by securing economic self-sufficiency, independence and inclusion within their communities. For more information please visit https://bobbydodd.org/ or call 404-881-9777.
- Cerebral Palsy Guide
The people working behind the scenes on the Cerebral Palsy Guide strive to provide an easy-to-use, informative website that provides solutions for families. It is their hope that Cerebral Palsy Guide can help parents of children with cerebral palsy find peace, healing and happiness. For more information, please visit www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/cerebral-palsy/ or call 1-866-464-2002.
- Emory Autism Resource Center
The Emory Autism Resource Center, located on Emory's Clairmont Campus, offers the most experienced professional team of autism experts in Georgia. It is the only Georgia resource that provides a comprehensive continuum of services specially designed to meet the needs of children and adults with autism and their families. For more information please visit www.emory.edu/HOUSING/CLAIRMONT/autism.html or call 404-727-8350
- Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
The mission of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities is "to collaborate with Georgia citizens, public and private advocacy organizations, and policy makers to positively influence public policies that enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families. For more information please visit www.gcdd.org or call (404) 657-2126.
- Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
DBHDD provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. DBHDD serves people of all ages with the most severe and likely to be long-term conditions. For more information please visit www.dbhdd.georgia.gov or call 404-657-2252.
- Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Georgia
LDA is the nation's largest membership association on learning disabilities and emphasizes supports and services across the lifespan, including promoting the healthiest possible prenatal environment for positive pregnancy outcomes and has championed research into the nature and causes of learning and other developmental disabilities. For more information please visit http://ldaamerica.org/lda-chapters/georgia or call 404-502-5358.
- Linkage Program for the Georgia Statewide Disability and Health Program
The linkage program is a free health program that focuses on connecting adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities to healthcare services and resources in their community. Their goal is to support adults with IDD to meet their health and wellness goals. Individuals who complete the program can receive up to a $40 in Amazon.com e-gift cards, as a thank you for being in the program. For more information please visit: https://cld.gsu.edu/disability-and-health/#1673470332503-9564f730-5c8c or call 404-413-1145.
- Marcus Autism Center
Located in Atlanta, the Marcus Autism Center, Inc. is a charitable, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Center's mission is to provide information, services and programs to people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as those who live and work with them. For more information please visit www.marcus.org or call (404) 785-9400