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Georgia DOE Parent Survey

The Parent Satisfaction Survey helps the state Department of Education understand parents’ perception of their engagement between the local school and themselves.  The 2019 Parent Survey, available in English and Spanish, is open now to all families of students with disabilities in the state.  Please make your voice heard and complete the survey today. The […]

State Advisory Panel Seeks Applicants

The Georgia Department of Education Division for Special Education Services and Supports is currently accepting applications for the State Advisory Panel for Special Education (SAP). The SAP is comprised of parents, persons with disabilities, educators and administrators who are knowledgeable about the education of all children. SAP members provide input and advice into meeting the […]

EVV Readiness Survey

The 21st Century Cures Act passed by Congress requires states to implement Electronic Visit Verification(EVV) for Medicaid-financed Personal Care Services by January 1, 2019 and Home Health Care Services by January 1, 2023. EVV is a technology (like an online time-sheet) that gathers time, attendance, and other care plan details, and is to be entered […]

What Is EVV and Why Should You Care?

Join GCDD on Friday, September 14 at 12:00 PM for the educational webinar, “What Is EVV and Why Should You Care?” GCDD’s Public Policy Director Dawn Alford and the Center for Public Representation’s Director of Advocacy Alison Barkoff will spend the lunch hour explaining new changes to Medicaid-financed personal care services and home health care […]

What is Georgia Department of Education’s SSIP?

The Office of the Special Education Programs(OSEP) has required that each State Educational Agency (SEA) develops a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) that includes a comprehensive, multi-year focus on improving results of students with disabilities. Georgia will implement a systemic plan, “Student Success”, in FY16 to improve graduation outcomes for students with disabilities.

Class Action Lawsuit filed

Parents and Advocates filed suit in federal court October 11, 2017.  The lawsuit, was filed by parents of children with disabilities, the Georgia Advocacy Office, the Center for Public Representation, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Arc, DLA Piper LLP and the Goodmark Law Firm.  The class action lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges that the state of Georgia, in […]

Parents and Advocates File Suit

October 11, 2017 – Parents and Advocates sue the state of Georgia over separate and unequal education for thousands of students with disabilities.

United States Files Brief Opposing Georgia’s Motion to Dismiss

December 9, 2016 – The United States has filed a briefing opposing the State of Georgia’s Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to the GNETS (Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support) program.  Read the full […]

Georgia Files Motion to Dismiss

State of Georgia Files a Motion to Dismiss November 1, 2016 – The State of Georgia filed a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to the GNETS (Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support) program.  Read […]