Type of Funding          Name of Organization/agency Contact information
Resources / Funding All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) www.aadd.org


Resources Autism Parenting Magazine www.autismparentingmagazine.com/


Resources Autism Plan for Georgia http://ga-autismplan.com/


Resources Autism Risk & Safety Management www.autismriskmanagement.com


Resources Autism Society Georgia www.autismsocietyga.org


Resources Autism Society of America (National) www.autism-society.org


Resources Autism Speaks https://www.autismspeaks.org/


Resources Babies Can’t Wait www.bcw-bibs.com


Transition Best Buddies Organization www.bestbuddies.org/georgia


Resource/Education Centers for Disease Control (CDC) www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly/



Funding Champions for Children www.championsforchildrenga.org
Resources Childkind www.childkind.org
Transition College Resources for Disabled Students www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/
Resources Emory Autism Resource Center www.psychiatry.emory.edu/PROGRAMS/autism/
Resources Georgia Advocacy Office www.thegao.org
Funding Georgia Autism Professionals (GAP) www.helpfillthegap.com
Resources / Funding Georgia Community Support & Solutions (GCSS) www.gacommunity.org
see also, Community Relationships
Crisis Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225
Education Resource Georgia Department of Education, Special Education Services and Support http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/default.aspx
Resources Georgia Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and Community Health (DCH) dbhdd.georgia.gov/developmental-disabilities
For non-emergency developmental disability services, call: Intake & Evaluation Team – Region 3 (Counties in this region include Clayton, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale.)


Education Resource Gwinnett County Public Schools www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/
Pre-Kindergarten Programs – 678-301-7126
Special Education and Psychological Services -678-301-7100
Psychological Services – 678-301-7110
Special Needs Transportation – 770-513-6881
Transition Hi Hope Service Center www.Hihopecenter.org
Crisis Laurel Heights Hospital www.laurelheightshospital.com
Resources Marcus Institute www.marcus.org
Resources May South www.mayinstitute.org/
Resources Parent-to-Parent of Georgia www.p2pga.org
Recreation Swansong Foundation www.swansongfoundation.org
Resources / Funding Viewpoint Health www.myviewpointhealth.org
Advocacy Wrights Law https://www.wrightslaw.com/
Resources / Respite Stacy Georges www.yourrespite.com

Additional Resources

FOCUS: https://focus-ga.org/

FODAC: https://www.fodacthriftstore.com/our-story

Tools for life (under Ga tech) call Dan Hously https://gatfl.gatech.edu/index.php

Songs for Kid foundation: free music lessons, music instrument https://www.songsforkids.org/

Songs of Love foundation: https://www.songsoflove.org/

Make a wish foundation: https://wish.org/

Recliff: Spelling to communicate https://reclif.rk3t.com/reclif-center-autism-programs?gclid=CjwKCAjw_o-HBhAsEiwANqYhp_V77qY0oLbizWJP4V8ak91xr5R0YUIM97jML60Qd5Rm2vIoMpE9fxoCB7YQAvD_BwE

Viewpoint Health (www.myviewpointhealth.orghas family support options that may cover a portion of cost of the Spectrum camp programs.  Suzette Martin is the Family Support Coordinator for Viewpoint Health in Region 3.  Contact Annette directly at 678-209-2597 or by email at [email protected], or through the View Point Office at 678-209-2555. View Point Health’s application can be downloaded HERE.

In Community (formerly Georgia Community and Support Solutions (GCSS)) (www.gacommunity.org).

For Respite Funding fill out the State Funded Respite Intake Application and send in by mail (No email or fax accepted.) to the following address:


For Family Support Funding, please contact:
Nicole Brickhouse [email protected] or  404-634-4222 or [email protected]

Families of individuals 3 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability and live in the following counties may be eligible to receive Family Support services: Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, Newton, and Douglas County. In Community (formerly GCSS) will be more than happy to help guide you through the process. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone you know who may benefit — and, this includes those with Asperger’s! if you are interested Please fill out both the Family Support agreement and the Family support Application  and send them in by email or mail to [email protected]

Bobby Dodd Institute (Formerly AADD) (www.bobbydodd.org) maximizes resources for individuals and families living with intellectual and developmental disabilities to pursue stability, growth and independence. Founded in 1951 by a group of parents, and incorporated in 1956, BDI is one of the longest running agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities in Georgia. Their programs and services are focused on Outreach Services, Family Support and Benefits Counseling. For more information, please contact BDI at 404-881-9777 or Julia Massey at [email protected].

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Families can now apply for the NOW/COMP Waiver online by going to the link below and registering. Once your application is submitted, you will be able to track the status of the application. Individuals who already have the waiver can also view the ISP online at this site: Application for NOW/COMP Waiver

For other states outside Georgia, please check links below: