3105 Creekside Village Dr. Suite 603/604
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-974-2424 Fax: 1-866-384-6451
Parent-To-Parent of Georgia: Parent to Parent offers a wide variety of resources, trainings, parent mentors and support in navigating the wide array of services for our special needs friends in Georgia.
Atlanta Area AAC Parents: This is a wonderful group started by two extremely knowledgeable ladies! Krista Elema and Lora Lastinger-Langley began this group in the Fall of 2008 to bring together families of children who use AAC. They host monthly meetings, invite speakers and share on their blog at http://groups.google.com/group/AACParents. Contact Lora and Krista at AtlantaAreaAACParents@charter.net if you are interested in learning and sharing with this group!
Georgia State Univ. Language Development Program: Do you have a child 24 to 36 months of age with a diagnosed developmental disability and who uses less than ten words to talk? If so, you and your child may be eligible to participate in a project at the Georgia State University Department of Communication looking at the language development of toddlers with developmental disabilities. They will continuously accept toddlers into the project through February 2011. For more information you may visit the Toddler Project website.
The Emory Autism Center is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. The Center has become a national model for diagnosis, family support and innovative treatment, as well as a vital source of professional training. We've have numerous families who have benefited from in home training, extensive evaluations, community support and on-site education through the center's Walden Program. This group has our highest praise for their work with families.
The Marcus Institute: Community Autism Program: The Marcus Institute provides a wide variety of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The Community Autism Program is a program that addresses children between the ages of 2 and 8, working on behavioral issues, parent-child interaction, and language and communication skills. The goal of this program is to help families address the behavioral needs of their children with autism through improved social and self-help skills.
Brain Balance Center: Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer the Brain Balance Program® in 29 nationwide locations. The Brain Balance Program® is an individualized and comprehensive approach to helping children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties surmount their unique challenges. This proprietary, non-medical program has been successful in helping hundreds of children reach their physical, social/behavioral health and academic potential. We work with children who suffer with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Loving Care Family Services provides respite care, after school care and summer camps. We've gotten to know Cindy Wright and had wonderful experience with many of her personnel. Definitely worth a look!
Assistive Technology (including AAC devices) can be an expensive and confusing proposition. Tools For Life and Credit-Able are two good sources of information for funding evaluations and aquiring equipment. Take a look at their websites below:
Tools For Life: "The Tools for Life Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) are 'hands-on' learning centers for demonstration, education and evaluation of products available on the market today. They are also a resource for Georgians with disabilities, families, friends, health care professionals and other professionals who are interested in seeing, learning and experimenting with new and existing assistive technology devices and equipment."
Credit-Able: Credit-Able, the Georgia Assistive Technology Loan Guarantee Program, provides guarantees to enable loans for assistive technology and home & vehicle modifications.
Tech-Able - ATRC: Tech-Able "is a non-profit organization that provides individuals with disabilities, their families and support professionals, information and access to Assistive Technology devices through (our) Lending Library, Demonstrations, Training Classes, and Referral system."
Dr. David B. Rush, Ph.D.
Other Providers for Applied Behavioral Analysis and Psychological Services: The Georgia Association for Behavioral Analysis website has an extensive list of psychologist who specialize in this area.
If the child is under 3 years old, s/he has to go through Babies Can't Wait program. If over 3 years old, s/he can go through the Intake and Evaluation Team. Call: (770) 205-5433. The family will be sent an application and can go from there. I & E are the central intake for Region 1. They assess and determine eligibility for the providers and help sort out family needs.
Lekotek: Lekotek of Georgia is a wonderful program where children with disabilities can interact with toys, computers and friends. The Lekotek staff assist families and children access the world of fun and communication. This is a very unique program we're fortunate to have in Georgia!
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