Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Providers
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In philosophy, a SOC can include any organization or provider who has a desire to collaborate and offer support to families. The providers and organizations listed below play a more formal role in implementing Georgia’s SOC state plan with regards to intellectual and developmental disabilities services.
If this is an emergency and you are in need of immediate assistance, please call 911, the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Additional information related to suicide, self-harm, and survivor support can be found at Prevent Suicide Georgia.
Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD)
CLD translates research into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families. We provide training, technical assistance, and supportive resources, in addition to research to support the implementation of evidence-based practices.
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
– The Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) within Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities supports youth, young adults, adults, and families who have an IDD. To be eligible for services, a person must have an IDD, or a related developmental disability such as autism, that substantially impairs intellectual or adaptive functioning. The disability must have originated from birth or during the developmental years (i.e., by age 18 for an intellectual disability or by age 22 for a developmental disability).
To learn more about these services (i.e., how to access, questions, etc.) connect with us using the contact information above.
The Department of Public Health: Help Me Grow (HMG) Georgia
Help Me Grow® (HMG) is a national evidence based model designed to help states and communities leverage existing resources to ensure communities identify vulnerable children, link families to state & community-based services, and empower families to support their children’s healthy development through the implementation of four Core Components. The four core components include the centralized access point, family and community outreach, child health provider outreach, and data collection and analysis. It is the mission of Help Me Grow Georgia (HMG) to serve as an innovative impactful efficient initiative that links families to resources, closes the gaps in the current early childhood system, and develops community and state partnerships to support Georgia’s children. Georgia replicates the HMG national model through a resource & referral line, 888-HLP-GROW, which provides highly trained HMG Liaisons to support and navigate families linking them to more than 4,000 programs and services available across the state that support optimal health such as: *Dental, Vision & Medical Care providers, *Mental Health & Substance Abuse Support, *Food, Clothing and Housing Assistance, *Developmental & Early Intervention Resources, *Nutrition and Physical Activity, *Student Financial Aid, *Other Public and Private Resources *[Translation services available in over 170+ languages]. A Better Future for all Children Begins with Help Me Grow!
Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves the state`s youthful offenders up to the age of 21. Each day, at 25 facilities and 80 community services offices throughout the state, more than 3,100 DJJ employees work diligently to effect justice as well as redirect and shape the young lives in the agency`s care so they can take responsibility for their delinquent conduct as well as become contributing members of society. At the same time, DJJ seeks to protect the victims of crimes so that they can rebuild their lives. While holding youthful offenders accountable for their actions through probation supervision and secure detention, DJJ provides youth with medical and mental health treatment, as well as specialized programs designed to equip them with the social, intellectual, and emotional tools they will need as adults. DJJ also places a premium on education.
As Georgia`s 181st school district, DJJ offers youth in our custody the opportunity to earn a high school diploma from a system accredited by AdvancED. Thousands of youths are served annually, including those who are placed on probation, sentenced to short-term incarceration, or committed to the Department`s custody by Juvenile Courts.
Services offered are only available to youth in our custody. For questions regarding accessibility, please visit our website.
The Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB)
As part of Georgia’s Public Safety Net, Community Service Boards (CSBs) serve eligible persons with serious mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or addictive diseases who have no insurance and limited means to pay for treatment. CSBs also serve persons with Medicaid. Individuals with other insurances are served based on the CSB’s capacity and local need. The Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB) is a trade association designed to provide support to all 23 CSBs operating in Georgia in the form of policy and legislative advocacy through a unified voice on both the state and national levels.
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families through the administration of programs like Georgia’s Pre-K, childcare licensing, and various support services. Specifically, DECAL’s Inclusion and Behavior Support program provides training and supportive coaching to educators with an emphasis on the use of best practices to promote social-emotional wellness and effectively address challenging behaviors in young children. The SEEDS helpline serves as an entry point for educators and families to initiate support services so that all young children may be successfully included in early childhood settings. DECAL is also committed to working with other state agencies and community organizations to improve the early childhood mental health system in Georgia through infrastructure work in the areas of infant and early childhood mental health policy, workforce development, promotion and prevention.
Together Georgia (TG) is a state wide network of child and family service providers dedicated to promoting the welfare of children and families across the state. Our member agencies work together to create sustainable solutions for complex challenges facing vulnerable and at-risk populations. TG is a preeminent voice in Georgia’s child and welfare policy-making through Advocacy, Collaboration, Networking, and Communication. The association members consist of community mental health providers, child caring institutions (CCI’s), child placing agencies (CPA’s), and family preservation and support agencies.
View Point Health
View Point Health is part of Georgia’s Public Safety Net of Community Service Boards (CSBs) and serves eligible individuals with mental health needs, intellectual / developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases who are uninsured, underinsured, have Medicaid, Medicare and some with private insurances. View Point Health offers a comprehensive range of services to youth and adults through hope, help and healing at five outpatient centers including our Alianza Terapeutica Latina (ATL) location in Norcross that provides outpatient services in both Spanish and English. Our services include but are not limited to: individual therapy, medication and psychiatric services, prevention and assessment, groups, day programs for mental health and IDD, supported employment, supported housing, crisis stabilization units for adolescents and adults, five afterschool clubhouse programs, school based mental health, early treatment programs for first episode of psychosis, Autism outpatient and inpatient crisis services, inpatient substance treatment and intensive community services for youth and adults with complex needs. Through our wide range of supports and extensive community partnerships, we are able to meet the holistic and individualized needs of the individuals and families in our communities. We see recovery happening every day!