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 Assistance for Families

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  She works with Child Care References and Referral of Northeast Georgia at 850 College Station Road, Suite 041, Athens, GA 30605. or e-mail 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 or the assistant at
Regional Board
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:
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.
Fragile X
Emory University School of Medicine Department of Human Genetics
615 Michael Street, Suite 301 * Atlanta, GA 30322 * (404) 727-9393

Books, Toys and Other Materials:
Child Care Resources and Referral of NEGA at Athens.  Call 706-353-1313 or 1-800-924-5085 or email: for location and times the library is open.
GLRS/RESA: 375 Winter Street, Winterville, GA 30683 706-742-8292
Lekotek: 1551 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, GA 30622 706-208-8133
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Special Diet Cookbook - "Wheat-free Gluten-free Recipes for Special Diets"
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