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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 | …

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 …

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 …

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.

DPH Launches COVID Vaccine Locator Ahead Of Phase 1A+ of Vaccine Administration

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool. County health departments and private providers …