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State of Georgia

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Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 

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State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

 
Find your local Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) - click here.

 

Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

 
For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.

 

Find K-12 school information for your state - Visit Standard & Poors, Educational CyberPlayGround, SchoolMatch, or RateMyTeacher.

  

How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country. 

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

 
School house and school bell

Education Resources & Information

  

Department of Education - http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/

  

Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)
 
Special Education Mediation Services - click here.

 

Special Education - Division for Exceptional Students
Georgia Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-3963
Web: www.doe.k12.ga.us/
 
Babies Can't Wait Program

Division of Public Health, Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, Room 11-206
Atlanta, GA 30303-3186
(404) 657-2726
Web: www.ph.dhr.state.ga.us/programs/bcw
 
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Young Children Special Education, Division for Exceptional Students, Georgia Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334-5060
(404) 657-9955
Web: www.doe.k12.ga.us
 
Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
Vocational Education Special Needs Unit
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 657-8324
E-mail: jchandle@doe.k12.ga.us
 
Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 8th Floor, Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-2126; (888) 275-4233
Web: www.gcdd.org
 
Protection and Advocacy Agency
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 520
Tucker, GA 30084
(404) 885-1234 (V/TTY); (800) 537-2329 (in GA only)
Web: http://thegao.org
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Office of Children with Special Needs
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 11.206
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2724
Web: www.dhr.state.ga.us
 

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

 

Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, Inc.
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, GA 30032
(404) 292-5312; (800) 541-0710 (V/TTY)
Web: www.gachi.org

 

Platt, Laun & Giles, LLC
90 W. Wieuca Rd., Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342
p: 404-255-3434
f: 404-255-3430
Rachel's cell: 770-990-2688
Kelsea's cell: 770-990-2694
Jennifer's cell: 770-990-8694
I am an attorney who specializes in representing parents and students in special education and disciplinary matters.

stack of books

Literacy Resources

 

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

Click here for more information on the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (PDF).
P.O. Box 1327
Madison, GA 30650
Phone: 706-343-0177
Fax: 706-343-9998
Web: http://www.ferstfoundation.org
Email: shauna@ferstfoundation.com

 

The Office of School Readiness (OSR) - A one-stop children's preschool department specifically authorized to administer the Georgia's Pre-K Program. In addition, OSR has responsibility for: Licensing child care learning centers containing Pre-K classes; Managing the Head Start Collaboration Office; Providing nutritious meals to children and adults through the administration of the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.

 

Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

 

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Articles of Interest

  

GA New Web Site to Offer Disability Sensitivity Training - A new web site is now available to provide Disability Sensitivity Training to the citizens of Georgia.

 

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Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

GN Integrated Pediatric Therapy, LLC
7635 Rock Shadow Ct
Gainesville, GA 30506
Phone: 678-513-3851
gillot@comcast.net

 

Learning Abled Kids - Your child may struggle in some areas, but this doesn't have to stop them from reaching their full potential. You probably know more about your child's potential than anyone else and know they have skills that are overlooked by others. You also have the daunting task of ensuring your child receives a thorough education, but where do you begin?

 

The Georgia Fatherhood Program: Program delivers systematic education, training, and life management skills classes to non-custodial parents who are not paying their court-ordered child support. This program not only enhances the self-esteem of the parent by teaching him skills, but most importantly, contributes to the financial and emotional well being of the child.
 

National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

 

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child playing in water

Things To Do & Places To See

 

Georgia.org - Relax. You’re in Georgia now. Whether you’ve come to gather some information or start planning your trip, you’re in the right place. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

 

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  This page last updated on 01/04/2017

 

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