WAZE to Adulthood – Parent and Professional Training

Path to Success: Employment as an OptionMarch 18 through April 8, 2024Many young people with disabilities want to work after high school or college, just like their peers. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a program that provides services and supports to help people with disabilities prepare for, get, and keep a job.This FREE self-paced online course …

WAZE to Adulthood – Student Training“

Do You Want to Work? Let’s Talk About VR!”Join us for a live Zoom training as we discuss supports that can help you prepare for a job, find a job, and keep a job.REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3vrxsrDChoose one date to attend:OPTION 1: March 6, 2024 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmOPTION 2: March 7, 2024 | …

The 2024 Georgia STABLE/Path2College Matching Scholarship Program

To further support Georgians with disabilities, the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) has launched the Georgia STABLE/Path2College (P2C) Matching Scholarship Program (Matching Scholarship) for Georgia STABLE account owners ages 18 and under. OST is partnering with Georgia’s Path2College 529 Savings Plan and the Georgia STABLE Program to offer this Matching Scholarship of up to …

GVRA NEEDS YOUR INPUT!

Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment Survey GVRA is striving to improve the services we provide to individuals with disabilities. To help achieve this goal, the Research and Evaluation Unit of the Institute on Human Development & Disability at the University of Georgia is conducting a Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment on behalf of the State Rehabilitation Council. …

Big changes may be coming to your Medicaid coverage.

Take action to stay in charge of your coverage! When the federal government ends the COVID-19 public health emergency,Georgia, and all other states, will be required to check who is still eligible to receiveMedicaid or PeachCare for Kids® coverage. This is called a “redeterminationprocess.” During this time, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members may beasked …

GA Transportation & Employment Needs Assessment

The Research and Evaluation Unit (REU) at the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at the University of Georgia (UGA) and Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) are seeking input from individuals with disabilities; their families and caregivers; and key informants about the services and support needs, and gaps in services in Georgia, related to two topics …

Parent to Parent of Georgia is excited to partner with new Holiday Inn & Suites Chamblee-Dunwoody in offering a donation partnership that keeps on giving. 

The new Holiday Inn & Suites is now open at 4401 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. immediately at the 285-Chamblee Dunwoody exit ramp. Parent to Parent is happy to have entered into a partnership with the hotel which will allow staff, vendors, business/personal associates, clients, friends, or family to book with a special corporate rate. All you …

State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) Share Your Voice! Stakeholder Feedback Sessions

The SPP/APR is a report submitted annually to the federal government to examine the progress and status of Georgia in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for students with disabilities.  The input of Georgia’s stakeholders in this process is critical! Families, educators, and students with disabilities are invited to register and participate in …

The Georgia Participant-Direction Group (GAPD) is currently seeking new members.

GAPD is a self-organized group of Participants/Representatives which has been recognized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) as an advisory group. The mission of GAPD is to promote and support Participant Direction for individuals with developmental disabilities through advocacy, education, and training on waiver services, supports, and policy, so that they …

GVRA Parent Forum Recording is now available

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency in partnership with Parent to Parent of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Education recently hosted an online Parent Forum to allow families to learn about the services these organizations offer. You can watch a recording of the forum here. If you have any questions about the topics discussed in …