Connecting with GA Families
Connect with Georgia Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be added to the group first.
Accessibility & Recreation
Find the top rated wheelchair accessible trails in Georgia, whether you’re looking for an easy short wheelchair accessible trail or a long wheelchair accessible trail, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
- 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
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
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
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 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.
- 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.