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Parent to Parent of Georgia’s Employment Opportunity in Dekalb area. Applications being accepted through November 18, 2022!

Are you a parent or family member of a child with a disability or special healthcare need? Are you looking for part-time work where you can give back and support families on similar journeys while expanding your own knowledge? This might be a great opportunity for you! The primary responsibilities of the Parent Partner include …

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 …

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Cumpliendo los 18 Años: Lo quedeben tener en cuenta laspersonas con discapacidades Noviembre 9, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cumplir los 18 años es de gran importancia. Un joven de 18 años seconsidera legalmente un adulto y puede tomar decisiones legales,financieras, médicas y educativas en su vida. Para algunas personas condiscapacidades, esto no …

State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) seeks new members

The Georgia State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is seeking new members. The SRC is a federally mandated council composed of Georgia citizens appointed by the Governor to represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities and those who support them. Find out more information about the SRC. Download the nomination form here.

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 …

New videos provide information to families on Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Education has produced 3 new videos to help families understand Georgia’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). MTSS and Special Education – Watch this video and learn more about MTSS and how it connects with Special Education in Georgia. MTSS FAQs – This video features Frequently Asked Questions from Parents about MTSS …

Covid-19 Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The CDC has released a series of resources specifically aimed at individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The new offerings include a toolkit with social stories, videos, posters and interactive activities. The materials address five topics — getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, social distancing, hand washing and getting a COVID-19 test.

#StopAsianHate

Parent to Parent of Georgia would like to express our deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the Atlanta shooting rampage. We are outraged and saddened by these attacks and condemn the dangerous wave of hate and violence against our Asian brothers and sisters. The civil and human rights of children and adults with disabilities are an essential part of who we are at Parent to Parent of Georgia. Therefore, we will not stay silent about racism and violence against anyone. We stand together and support those who peacefully speak out against injustice and inequality in all its forms. As these voices are lifted, we hope to see positive change for all of our citizens.