Families that are having difficulty with finding childcare providers because of the child's disability can contact the
Childcare Inclusion Coordinator in the area.
For Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglthorpe and Walton counties contact
Des Jardines, Inclusion Coordinator, at email@example.com
. She works with Child Care References and Referral of Northeast Georgia at 850 College Station Road, Suite 041, Athens,
GA 30605. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and contact Donna Ford (706) 353-1313 or 1-800-924-5085 or fax at (706) 353-1375.
For Franklin, Forsyth, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabu, Stephens, Towns, White and Union counties contact Pat Nodine
at (770) 718-3883 or 1-800-793-6383 or fax (770) 718-3923. You can also e-mail the director at email@example.com
or the assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Regional Board that now serves the Athens and surrounding counties (Jackson, Madison, Elbert, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee,
Oglethorpe, Walton, Morgan, Greene, Wilkes and Taliaferro Counties) is the East Central Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities,
and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAS) Regional Board. The Board office is located at 1056 Claussen Road, Suite 212, Augusta,
GA 30907. The telephone number is toll free: 1-866-380-4835.
The counties that are North of the above listed counties are served by the North MHDDAS Regional Board. The office
if located at 420 South Erwin Stree, Suite A, Cartersville, GA 30120. The telephone number is 1- 770-387-5411.
Free Computers for People with Disabilities - The Jim Mullen Foundation provides free computers for people with disabilities.
For more information go to: www.jimmullen.com/ZoomSeq.asp?id=7948
IDEA Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-944-7732, ext 7327 to hear the latest update
on the reauthorization of IDEA.
Church Services for Individuals with Autism
Faith Baptist Church in Monroe, GA has trained care workers / volunteers to assist children requiring additional support
during services. There is a 9:30 AM Sunday School service and 11:00 AM "Children's Church" which is full of music and
singing. For more information call Jackie at 770-267-6603 or Tami at 770-266-7507.
Emory University School of Medicine Department of Human Genetics
615 Michael Street, Suite 301 * Atlanta, GA 30322 * (404) 727-9393