Families with a child with a disability often need specific information, including: details about the disability, school services, therapy, local policies, funding sources, transportation, medical facilities and much more. As parents, you know your children best, so look for a professional team that will truly listen to your interests and concerns. By developing a non-judgmental and nurturing team, you will receive the support to succeed under very difficult circumstances.
Atlanta offers support services through programs such as:
- Parent-to Parent Network: A network designed to match families with similar concerns and circumstances to offer guidance and support.
- Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership: Partners families and the schools to help improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
- Greater Atlanta Jewish Abilities Alliance Parent Listserv (JAA Parent Listserv): An online forum for parents to get information and support in a non-threatening environment.
- FOCUS: Offers parent support groups, conferences, workshops and respite services for families.