Information & services for the disability community are widely available beyond Disability Resource Center.
Are you looking for a support group for a specific disability? Do you want more information about additional resource organizations? Please review our list of additional resources. If you are a part of a group supporting or working with those in the disabled community and would like to have your group listed, please Contact Us with all your information.
National & Regional
ADA Legacy Project
ADA National Network
Braille Services Braille Works International, Inc.
Provides Braille, large print materials, audiocassettes, and diskettes.
ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living and Associations
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
A service of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, with NFB Newsline blind and print-disabled Georgians can access over 250 newspapers and magazines by phone. With a wide variety of publications provide timely information concerning our communities, cities, nation and the world, blind and print-disabled citizens can stay connected to the social and political life of Georgia and the world, and continue to be informed, participating, contributing members of society.
Southeast ADA Network
Community Connection of NE Georgia
452 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30601
Fax: 706 353 1375
Community Connection provides a virtual environment for social service information, we can educate and empower communities to identify needs, available resources, and gaps in resources; that we might then mobilize efforts and funding around the greatest unmet needs.
Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS)
A unit of the Library of Congress, GLASS administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials that are circulated to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail. For a Library of Congress Talking Book application you can call 1-800-248-6701 or visit them at One Margaret Mitchell Square, 4th Floor in Atlanta. You can also contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Radio Reading Service
Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) is another way for Georgians with visual impairment or other print disabilities to access information. GaRRS is a non-profit closed circuit radio station whose 200 volunteer readers broadcast 150 different radio shows each month including cover-to-cover readings of magazines, newspapers, and books, population-specific programming (Seniors, Veterans and Hispanic/Latino News), public service announcements and information regarding community-support programs and activities.
Georgia STABLE Accounts
The Georgia STABLE Accounts Program is administered by the Georgia Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program Corporation, established through legislation signed in 2016. The Georgia ABLE Act is modeled after the federal ABLE Act of 2014. A STABLE account has many features of a regular bank account and acts as an investment account, similar to a 529 college savings account or a 401(k) retirement account but is designed for persons with disabilities. Georgia STABLE significantly expands opportunities for persons with disabilities to live independently by allowing certain individuals to save and invest money without losing eligibility for other public benefits programs such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance. Contributions and earnings in STABLE accounts are not subject to federal or state income tax if spent on qualifying expenses, such as education, health care, housing and transportation. Contributions to STABLE accounts are made with after-tax dollars.
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence & meaningful employment.
Legacy Link – Area Agency on Aging
The local AAA for our 13 county region that is responsible for advocacy for seniors, planning, and administration of programs, coordination and monitoring services in the area.
North Georgia Autism Center
1575 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
Mailing Address: PO Box 38, Cumming, GA, 30028
Contact: Jessica Pugh
North Georgia Autism Center (NGAC) provides therapeutic support for children, youth and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Partnerships for Success
Partnerships for Success provides the opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in activities that enhance their educational experience and provide opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Randy and Friends
A non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities live up to their highest potential by teaching independent living skills, providing recreation & other skill building activities.
Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia (GA SILC)
Tools for Life (TFL)
Specific Support Resources
Autism Support Community Efforts and New Directions Exceptional Resources
Parkway Presbyterian Church
5830 Bethelview Road
Cumming, GA 30040
Autism Society of America
Northeast Georgia Chapter
P.O. Box 48366
Athens, GA 30604
NEGAC-ASA promotes lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum to be fully participating included members of their community and to provide support for them and their families.
Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.
Cerebral Palsy Information
3208 E. Colonial Dr, #241
Orlando, FL 32803
CPI is a national organization that helps families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy. We provide educational material about CP so that parents and caregivers can be better prepared for raising a child affected by this developmental disorder.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
104 Colony Park Drive, Suite 500
Cumming, GA 30040
TACA Georgia holds Autism Learning Seminars, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year.
MoneyGeek – Resources and Funding Strategies for Making Homes Accessible
This article offers a variety of different options when looking at making a home more accessible. It also has links to different resources for guidance and assistance.
If you need guidance or would like more information about any of these additional resources, complete an online Contact Us form or call us at 706-778-5355.