Georgia Developmental and Vocational Rehabilitation

Learn the state resources available for those with developmental disabilities

If you or a loved one has a developmental disability or needs vocational rehabilitation, this list of resources available in Georgia can help. These contacts offer the most commonly needed services for developmental disabilities and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. 

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Georgia Department of Education

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State departments of education oversee disability education services to children. They monitor school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Division for Exceptional Students
Georgia Department of Education

1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334-9048
Telephone: (404) 656-3963
Toll Free: (850) 245-0475

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Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with Disabilities


Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:
Babies Can't Wait
Div. of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, 11.217
Atlanta, GA 30303-3186
Telephone: (404) 657-2726
Toll Free: (888) 651-8224

Birth through 5:
Bright from the Start
Georgia Depart. of Early Care/Learning
10 Park Place South
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 656-5957

Ages 3 - 6
Young Children Consultant, 619 Coordinator
Division for Exceptional Students
Georgia Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334-5060
Telephone: (404) 657-9965

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State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency


Vocational rehabilitation services help people with disabilities live more independent lives by providing education, support and services to assist them in becoming employed. The department works with middle schools, high schools and colleges to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence, such as job coaching, teaching skills, job placement support, assistive and adaptive supports and more.

State VR Coordinator for Transition and Mental Health Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Georgia Department of Labor
1700 Century Circle, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30345-3020
Telephone: (404 )486-6364
Toll Free: (800) 451-4327

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Mental Health Services Agency

State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management and more.

Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases
Department of Children and Families

Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22.224
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Telephone: (404) 657-2260

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Disability Advocacy Services


Protection and advocacy offices provide information and referrals related to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights and individual case advocacy.

The Georgia Advocacy Office
150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 430
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 801
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone: (404) 885-1234 (V/TTY)
Toll Free: (800) 537-2329 (in Georgia only)
Website: Advocacy Office

Client Assistance Program
Georgia Client Assistance Program
123 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
800) 822-9727 (in GA only)
(404) 373-2040 (V/TTY)
Website: Assistance Program 

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Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities

Office of Developmental Disabilities
Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22.108
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 463-8037

Councils on Developmental Disabilities

Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 26th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303-3142

(888) 275-4233
(404) 657-2126
 

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Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Office of Children with Special Needs
Department of Human Resources
Division of Public Health
Family Health Branch
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 11-227
Atlanta, GA 30303
(888) 651-8224
(404) 657-2726

State CHIP Program

(health care for low-income uninsured children)
PeachCare for Kids
P.O. Box 2583
Atlanta, GA 30301-2583
(877) 427-3224

Special Health Care Needs

Family Voices of Georgia
2460 LeHaven Drive
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 256-2988
 

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Programs and Services for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind

Telecommunications Relay Services for Individuals Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or With Speech Impairments
(800) 255-0135 (Voice)
(800) 255-0056 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(800) 229-5746 (Voice)
(866) 260-9470 (Voice - Spanish)

Programs for Children and Youth Who are Deaf-Blind
Georgia Sensory Assistance Project
Georgia State University
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education (EPSE)
P.O. Box 3979
Atlanta, GA 30302-3979
(800) 597-2356 (V/TTY)
(404) 413-8316
 

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Regional Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Center

Burton Blatt Institute
Syracuse University
1419 Mayson Street
Atlanta, GA 30324
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(404) 541-9001
 

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Technology-Related Assistance

Georgia Department of Labor
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Tools for Life, Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program
1700 Century Circle, Suite 300
Atlanta GA 30345
(800) 497-8665
(404) 638-0390
(404) 486-6333 (TTY)
 

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State Mediation System

Division for Exceptional Students
Georgia Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334-9048
(404) 656-3963
 

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Special Format Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Georgia Library for Accessible Services
1150 Murphy Avenue, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
(800) 248-6701
(404) 756-4619
 

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

Cherokee/Cobb County, North Atlanta & Central Georgia CHADD
350 Weatherstone Place
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 517-6963
 

14
Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Georgia/Brain Injury Resource Foundation
1441 Clifton Road, NE #114-A
Atlanta, GA 30322
 

15
Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia Inc.
3300 Northeast Expressway, Building #9
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 676-2000
 

16
Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta
4355J Cobb Parkway, Suite 213
Atlanta, GA 30339
(404) 320-3233
 

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia
6065 Roswell Road, NE, Suite 515
Atlanta, GA 30328
(800) 527-7105 (In GA)
(404) 527-7155
 

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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia
2566 Shallowford Road, Suite 104, PMB 353
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 303-7774
 

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Mental Health

National Mental Health Association of Georgia
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Suite 502
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 527-7175

NAMI-Georgia

3050 Presidential Drive, Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30340
(800) 728-1052
(770) 234-0855


 

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Georgia Parent Support Network

Georgia Parent Support Network
1381 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310
(800) 832-8645
(404) 758-4500
 

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Impairment Services

Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association
20423 State Road 7, Suite F6-491
Boca Raton, FL 33498
(800) 226-4742
 

22
Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida Association of Georgia Inc.
1448 McLendon Drive, Suite B
Decatur, GA 30033
(770) 939-1044
 

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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia
P.O. Box 6147
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 248-9784
 

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