Connecting with GA Families

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Accessibility & Recreation


Advocacy Agencies

  • Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
    One Decatur Town Center
    150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 430
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • Yellow Pages for Kids -Georgia Resources
    Provides extensive resources to learn about and navigate special education, including state listings of Parent Training and Information Centers. 

Department of Education

  • Georgia Department of Education
    Special Education Supports and Services
    1870 Twin Towers East
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    404-651-6457 FAX
    Website and Contact Information

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

  • Babies Can’t Wait Program
    Division of Public Health
    Department of Human Resources
    Stephanie Moss, Part C Coordinator
    2 Peachtree Street, Room 11-206
    Atlanta, GA 30303-3186
    Website and contact informatione

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

  • Preschool Special Education
    State Department of Education
    1870 Twin Towers East
    Atlanta, GA 30334-5010
    Website and Contact

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • Parent to Parent of Georgia, Inc.
    3805 Presidential Parkway, Ste 207
    Atlanta, GA 30340
    770-458-4091 FAX
    Contact Information

Health & Well-Being

  • Peachcare for Kids Children’s Health Insurance Program
    Uninsured children under age 19 may qualify for medical insurance based on household size and income.
    Peachcare for Kids information
  • TEFRA/Katie Beckett Waiver program for children
    Children under age 19 who meet the Social Security Administration definition for being “disabled” and meet strict Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria may qualify for Medicaid health insurance based on their individual income and assets.  Individuals must need care typically provided by skilled nursing staff.   Family income is “waived” or not considered for eligibility for this program.  Cost of care at home must not exceed cost for treatment in a skilled nursing care facility.
    Social Security Administration definition of disability for kids
    Katie Beckett information
  • Georgia Medicaid Waiver Programs
    Medicaid waiver programs help people who are elderly or have disabilities live in their home or community instead of an institution such as a nursing home or intermediate care facility for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Both adult’s and children’s programs are available.
  • Georgia Money Follows the Person (Ga MFP) program
    This program provides Home and Community Based Services to disabled individuals who meet Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria allowing them to live at home or in the community.   Services include home modifications and vehicle adaptations, specialized medical equipment and supplies and respite services.  Note: MFP eligibility requires a minimum 90 stay in a long term care facility with at least one day paid by Medicaid.
    MFP information
  • Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
    Georgia Medicaid members who are employed may be eligible for health insurance premium assistance through a Medicaid program called the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP).  Working Medicaid members who cannot afford to pay the premiums, coinsurance or deductibles of their employer group health plan may be eligible for HIPP if it is determined to save money for the Medicaid agency.


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