Resource Directory

Agency Phone Number Address Description
1-888-994-7723

Seize your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore and experience Israel. There are a number of trips available for people with disabilities to exerience Israel.

828.697.6313
64 Gap Creek Road
Zirconia, NC 28790

Talisman Programs provide exceptional ADHD, autism and Aspergers camp opportunities for young people, ages 6 to 22, with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other learning differences. 

470-268-6403
3130 Raymond Dr
Doraville, GA 30340

Although the school is for Dekalb residents, it is unique because it is the only public special needs charter middle school in Atlanta dedicated to educating students on the autism spectrum as well as more traditional learners. The mission of Tapestry Public Charter School is to offer an inclusive, individualized learning environment that is academically engaging, both for neurotypical students and those on the autism spectrum, and to create a positive school culture that empowers all students to take possession of their innate talents and become creative builders of their own future.

(404) 315-0507
1839 LaVista Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

Temima, The Richard & Jean Katz High School for Girls, a Bais Yaakov school under the auspices of Torah Umesorah, is a college/seminary preparatory school serving grades 9-12.

The Hebrew word “Temima” indicates wholeness or completeness. Temima is committed to educating the complete Jewish woman by addressing her intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Temima’s mission is to enable each student to reach her full potential as a committed, G-d fearing Jew and a productive member of society. 

770-642-0434
9955 Coleman Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

Offers a wide variety of religious, educational, and social opportunities for its members. From traditional and alternative worship opportunities to a vibrant preschool, religious school and adult education program, to a myriad of social and social action activities, Temple Beth Tikvah meets a broad range of congregants’ needs, from toddlers to seniors.

The Early Childhood Education Center at Temple Beth Tikvah creates a comfortable and happy place for preschoolers of all abilities to learn and grow. The uniqueness of the program can be found in the quality of day-to-day interactions among children, staff and parents. Bridging the gap from home to school, children are guided toward a development of a positive self-image while building social skills and Jewish values.

The inclusive programs are filled with many hands on experiences that encourage and respect a child’s individual learning style.  Children are valued and respected in a warm, nurturing environment.  Our program encompasses all aspects of a child’s developmental growth.

 

770-395-1340
1580 Spalding Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350

Temple Emanu-El is a congregation dedicated to upholding the principles of Reform Judaism and Jewish family values. They are a congregation deeply committed to Tikkun Olam — Repairing the World — through ethical and social responsibilities to the community, world and the land of Israel. When one gives to the capital campaign, they will be giving to all these goals and values, with benefits for every group.

The Schiff Preschool is also located at Temple Emanu-El and provides a nurturing environment where children feel safe to try new things, discover their own potential, and explore decision-making and problem solving. Schiff is very open to students of all abilities.

770-641-8630
1145 Green St
Roswell, GA 30075

Temple Kehillat Chaim is a Reform congregation in Roswell, GA that is committed to the development and continuous growth of Jewish identity. Accessibility was highly considered in the design of the building and worship space with the addition of wheelchair ramps, hearing impaired assistance and large print prayer books. The Religious School provides an inclusive atmosphere by employing a dedicated Educational Consultant to assist students, teachers and parents.

770-973-3533
1415 Old Canton Rd
Marietta, GA 30062

Temple Kol Emeth, a Reform congregation, offers various opportunities for TKE members and the greater Atlanta Jewish community. One of the tenets is inclusion, from youth to seniors. TKE seeks to meet a broad range of needs for those in the community.

404-252-3073
5645 Dupree Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30327

Temple Sinai promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life. The focal point for Temple Sinai’s accessibility and inclusion work is the committee known as “HINENI”, translated to mean HERE AM I. Members serving on the committee include people with disabilities; people with family members with disabilities; experts on disability issues, executive director and clergy who have a passion for innovation and inclusion. The HINENI COMMITTEE focuses on creating a culture of inclusion for all who wish to be part of Temple Sinai's community through inclusiveness, programming, innovative partnership, worship, creative physical plant efforts that provide accessibility beyond ADA or code.

All Temple Sinai Preschool teachers take accredited courses to recognize the red flags of a child who might be experiencing any kind of learning difference. There is an educational specialist on staff to evaluate if and when an issue is suspected. They conference with parents when it is felt that the child needs to be evaluated by a physical, occupational or speech therapist. Therapists are welcome to come during school hours to work with children either in the classroom or they have a private room where therapists can work on a one to one basis. All children are welcome and they will work to make their preschool experience educationally rich and fulfilling.

Temple Sinai Religious School welcomes children with all abilities. For many years there has been a Learning Resource Specialist (LRS) who is present during Sunday School (Kindergarten-6th grade) and on-call as a consultant to the midweek Hebrew School. This is the second year of having an additional Learning Resource Specialist who works with the teen population. The LRSs provide support not only to students and teachers but to parents and school administrators as well. Many children with disabilities have been proudly Confirmed and celebrated b’nei mitzvahs on Sinai’s bima. Temple Sinai encourages families to partner with the Sinai staff so that together they can determine how best to create a sense of community and inclusiveness as well as a love of Judaism for all children.

404-873-1731
1589 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

The Temple is committed to being “a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7)  Large print prayer books, hearing assist devices at services, closed captioning at several services throughout the year, and a fully accessible building are just some of the accommodations we provide to our congregants and visitors. The Temple strives to create a sacred community that is guided by an effort to help each of us find meaning and purpose in our lives.

The Weinberg Early Learning Center (WELC) and Camp Minimac serve our preschool population with half day and extended day options. Both programs accept children with diagnosed learning differences and our school also retains a school psychologist for observation and recommendations to staff and families. 

The Temple Breman Religious School (TBRS) is committed to meeting the individual needs of every student. TBRS has a Learning Consultant with a team of over 12 volunteers who work directly with classroom teachers to provide strategies for a variety of learning differences by creating individual learning plans for students. We offer one-on-one shadows (tzadikim), a Hebrew lab where students receive individualized attention, classroom accommodations, and private tutoring through our regular b’nei mitzvah program.  There are no additional charges for students who learn differently or student with disabilities.   

The WELC and TBRS work together to create a love for Jewish learning from the youngest of ages because we believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor.

770-642-0670
11050 Crabapple Rd. Suite D115A
Roswell, GA 30075

Therapy on The Square is a multi-disciplinary center for child development. Occupational and speech therapists follow the latest therapeutic intervention developments and incorporate them into their practice in the clinic and in schools.  

770-995-2379
1509 Atkinson Road. Suite 1100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Therapy Works is a special place where children learn to work and play successfully with their families and their community. They provide a comprehensive therapy program for all children in a home-like environment where each child can feel comfortable, safe and secure in order to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. They can provide therapy in their office, at your home, daycares and other community settings.

617-287-4300
TTY: 617-287-4350
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

(212) 678-8881
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525

The Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah Darom offers a four-week summer experience for children 12 to 17 years old diagnosed with social and communication difficulties, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Social Anxiety, OCD, PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorders.

Please also see entry for Camp Ramah Darom and Camp Yofi.

770-677-9450
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA

Supported Employment Services at Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) (https://yourtoolsforliving.org/services/dd/tfiworks) teaches and supports individuals with developmental disabilities the skills that they need to be successful in integrated, competitive employment, and assists the individual to maintain employment with ongoing coaching. A person-centered approach helps ensure that the individuals are well matched with a job that uses their interests and skills.

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), Alterman/Jets Transportation at Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS).

404-982-0800
1985 Lavista Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

Torah Day School of Atlanta provides an authentic Torah education and a robust General Studies curriculum in a warm and nurturing environment. Torah Day School of Atlanta’s dedicated staff infuses students with a passion for learning, a love of mitzvos and chesed, and a strong connection to Eretz Yisrael. TDSA is the foundation for Jewish continuity and a vital part of the fabric of the Atlanta Jewish community.

Torah Day School provides the following:

  • Learning Resource Specialists/Inclusion Coordinator
888-4-TOURET
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Suite 205
Bayside, NY 11361

Awareness and support of the community living with tics or Tourette is growing and the Tourette Association of America is leading the way by helping to change lives through advocacy and groundbreaking research.

1(800) 872-5327
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

The Department of Education provides a list of resources pertaining to the needs of children with disabilities.

15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.

With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

404-527-7200
100 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

United Way of Greater Atlanta is one of the largest in the nation with more than $100 million in annual revenue. They invest in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the Community Impact Fund and participate in Collaborative Networks and Opportunity Zones with caring community partners to address challenges facing families and individuals.

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