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2020 GA Department of Education Parent Survey

The 2020 Parent Satisfaction Survey, available in English and Spanish, is open now to all families of students with disabilities in the state. Share feedback about your engagement with your child's school with the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) by completing the survey before May 31, 2020. Find the survey here: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Parent-Survey.aspx

State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) seeks input on VR services in Georgia

The Research and Evaluation Unit (REU) at Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at University of Georgia (UGA) is conducting a Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) on behalf of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) and the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) and we are seeking input from all stakeholders regarding competitive, integrated employment for Georgian’s with disabilities.  Individual surveys […]

What is Georgia DOE’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Georgia's Tiered System of Supports for Students is expected to become one of the primary guiding frameworks to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes in Georgia. Find out more about MTSS in Georgia and what it means for your child.

What is a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver?

Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp has said that his administration would request a federal waiver to seek new flexibility to use Medicaid dollars, during his first State of the State address

Bipartisan bill introduced to delay EVV

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill to delay the implementation of a provision contained in the 21st Century Cures Act requiring States to have Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems in place for personal care services by January 1, 2019. The Murkowski Brown legislation would […]

Federal officials have issued guidelines for Electronic Visit Verification

The 21st Century CURES Act, enacted by Congress in December 2016, included a provision for “electronic visit verification,” or EVV, which requires that service providers electronically check in when providing in-home care to people with disabilities in order to prevent fraud. This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidelines to help states comply […]

State Advisory Panel Seeks Public Comment

The State Advisory Panel for Special Education (SAP) advises the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports on the provision of special education and related services for students with disabilities. The SAP is comprised of parents, persons with disabilities, educators and administrators as well as representatives from public and private […]

Department of Justice unveils new online Americans with Disabilities Complaint form

Individuals wishing to file ADA complaints with the Department will now be able to fill out the form and submit it completely electronically.

Georgia Coalition for Equity in Education (GCEE) has compiled the latest information on Justice Department ruling on GNETS

In July 2015, the U.S. government determined that the GNETS program illegally segregates students with disabilities. The report also stated that this was in violation of Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). GCEE is urging the state of Georgia to transform its separate and unequal educational program serving thousands of children with […]

Georgia launchs new ABLE program named Georgia STABLE

Individuals with disabilities and their families often live a life of poverty as a result of not being allowed to save even modest amounts of money without fear of losing supports through SSI, Medicaid and other publicly-funded programs.  ABLE Programs like Georgia STABLE allow qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year […]