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Helping Georgians aged 50 and above live their best lives

770-509-3909
1925 Vaughn Road
Suite 110
Kennesaw, GA 30144

The Adaptive Learning Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that maximizes the potential of young children with special needs, and creates awareness and acceptance between non-disabled people and people with disabilities.  

ALC achieves this through:

-An Inclusive Preschool Program that provides an Inclusion Specialist who supports children with disabilities so they can attend regular, accredited preschools.

-A Therapy Education Plans (TEP) is developed for each student. The TEP is a specialized education plan, outlining goals and objectives, tailored to each child's individual needs.

-Inclusive Speech Therapy Services provided in the classroom by a licensed Speech Therapist.

-Pet Therapy provided by a licensed Occupational Therapist.

-Training and consultation for early childhood educators and parents on inclusion strategies and red flags in child development. 

-Support services and information that help family members understand and cope with challenges related to raising a child with special needs.

-Family support (school visits, attend IEP meetings, etc.) as children transition from the ALC inclusion program to new school settings.

-Observations, screening, and referral programs to link community resources with families in need, and to help communities build resources that foster acceptance and support of people with differences.

-Inclusion Specialists who hold at least a bachelors degree in early childhood development, early childhood education, psychology, or a related degree.  However, many Inclusion Specialists have earned Master's Degrees in relevant fields. 

-Supervisors who provide on-site daily support and advisement for Inclusion Specialists at each of our 9 Inclusive Preschool partnership locations.

Information about ADHD symptoms, medication, treatment, diagnosis, and parenting ADD children from the experts at ADDitude magazine.

Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) work at the state level to protect individuals with developmental disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. There are 57 P&As in the United States and its territories, and each is independent of service-providing agencies within their states.

770-952-1032
2520 Windy Hill Rd. Suite 303
Marietta, GA 30067

ADMH provides innovative, quality care to teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Options are available to receive primary care within a medical home model at Urban Family Practice Associates or to serve as a comprehensive consultative service to patients who have a primary care physician.

404-285-0467

Offers experiential, adventure-based, wilderness and therapeutic activities for ages 8-17.

(404) 327-9491
4105 Briarcliff Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30345

Aldersgate is a related agency of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church serving persons with developmental disabilities. Aldersgate assists adults in securing safe, comfortable, affordable residential placements as well as opportunities for accessible recreational activities.

The residential program encourages persons with developmental disabilities to live as independently as their capabilities allow and participate in community life. Independent living placements provide opportunities for self-care and community living.

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. 

(404) 816-9501
2997 Piedmont Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

Areas of specialties include: ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, depression, developmental delays, learning differences, mood disorders, mourning/grieving, OCD, pervasive developmental disorders, post traumatic stress and family transitions. He has taken an active role in developing and providing specialized counseling resources and training for; domestic law professionals, mental health providers, parents, religious organizations and teachers. He is currently involved in mentoring and training other professionals in creating parenting plans and in the interdisciplinary practice of collaborative law, specifically in the area of divorce and child custody.

404-839-5910
770-777-0475
1090 Powers Place
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Alexsander Academy believes EVERY child can learn when taught based on their individual needs and by using multiple methods of teaching.

770.671.0085
7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350

Kindergarten Prep (four and young five year olds) through Eighth Grade, The Davis Academy provides a challenging and enriching education based on an innovative, student-centric curriculum. The learning and the “ahas” happen not only in the classrooms, but also in state-of-the-art science labs, idea labs, the unique outdoor nature sanctuary and in global video conferences with kids from classrooms around the globe.

Teachers at The Davis Academy use expertise, experience, caring and guidance to get to know each child and nurture the development of his or her unique talents. Beyond academics, they teach life skills, instill Jewish values, and provide diverse experiences so that their students become well-balanced and self-confident individuals. The Davis Academy recognizes that students learn differently and to that end, through the Davis Learning Center (DLC), The Davis Academy is dedicated to helping each student reach their learning potential.

The DLC provides specialized learning support services for students with identified mild to moderate language-based learning differences. An expert team of special educators work to ensure the success of students in this program through a variety of supplemental services.

Beginning in First Grade, DLC students participate in small group directed instruction during their daily two-hour language arts class. In addition, the DLC teacher serves as the child’s case manager, consulting with all other teachers to ensure consistent application of learning accommodations across academic subjects. Key areas of involvement include after school homework support, organization with long-term assignments, executive functioning skill development, learning support in math class if needed

DLC students in Middle School participate in small group language arts class with a special educator. In addition, the students benefit from a reading skills strategy class in a dedicated classroom as well as study hall four days a week with their DLC teacher. That teacher also provides homework support for assistance in organization with assignments and planning support for long-term projects, executive functioning support and ongoing consultation with subject-area teachers to ensure that accommodations are being used consistently across academic settings. Learning support in math class is provided if needed and individualized assessment and consultation with the student and parents is ongoing.

The Davis Learning Center Transition program is designed to provide a year of more limited support for students who no longer need the full range of services that the DLC provides. Students who participate in the Transition program do not receive small group instruction in Language Arts but receive aspects of case management, homework support and executive functioning support.

Accommodations:

The student support team offers opportunities for both enrichment and additional learning support when needed. Tutorial time, study halls and teacher access before and after school are intentionally built into daily schedules to make sure students are well supported. Learning specialists are also in place for all of students, including special educators in the Davis Learning Center who support students with language-based learning disabilities. For students with outside occupational, physical and/or speech therapy needs, The Davis Academy actively works in partnership with families to help support and coordinate with their extended team of specialists.

Davis Academy provides the following:

  • Accessibility Ramps (For Building Access)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Learning Resource Specialists/Inclusion Coordinator
  • Counseling Services

Creates lifelong support, education and opportunities for children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities.

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Sign language interpreted or audio described performances at selected performances.

770.677.9339
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA

Alterman/JETS Transportation, which provides transportation for both seniors and adults with disabilities to and from work, doctor or other appointments, social outings, shopping or other destinations. Service is geared towards clients of other Jewish Family & Career Services programs or those who are approved for waiver funded transportation.

Please also see entries for: Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS), Developmental Disabilities Services at Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS), Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program at Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS), Tools for Independence Works at Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS)

Offers lifetime pass to Federal recreation sites for residents with permanent disabilities.

The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

Whether  recovering from an illness or injury, or have a permanent disability, occupational therapy practitioners make sure a person can do all the things that are important to them.

APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

Empowers a new generation to prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies that devastate homes, threaten lives and separate loved ones.

1-800-942-2732
800 Florida Avenue, NE #2047
Washington, DC 20002-3695

ASDC is the premier source of information for people who must make decisions about deaf children: providers, educators, legislators, and advocates.

ASDC is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.

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