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VR staff members continue to work with applicants, students, and clients to ensure their safety is the top priority. Due to COVID-19, many appointments are still being conducted virtually, though staff are seeing individuals in person by appointment.
A comprehensive listing of all state agencies in Georgia.
AMAC is an organization that promotes a universally designed world of tomorrow where individuals with disabilities have equal access to education, work and life. AMAC provides technology-based products, technical assistance, and training to public and private entities that require assistance with supporting customers and employees with disabilities.
The mission of the University System of Georgia is to contribute to the educational, cultural, economic, and social advancement of Georgia by providing excellent undergraduate general education.
Bartow County School District is excited to partner with Cartersville Medical Center in a comprehensive internship and employment model called Project SEARCH. The goal of this program is for students with disabilities to learn as many complex and varied skills as possible, and what better place to do so than at the hospital?
A specialized intervention service designed to support high school students with disabilities enrolled in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Classes. The primary goals of the program are to provide appropriate learning supports in the CTAE environment, instruction and opportunities that result in the attainment of – • Entry Level Job Skills • Self-Advocacy Skills • Transition Skills The National Research Center reports that the more students that participate in (CTSO) activities, the higher their academic motivation, academic engagement, grades, career self-efficacy, college aspirations and employability skills. The Georgia CTI CTSO has been a proven success for students for over 40 years.
DBHDD provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded, independent state agency that serves as a leading catalyst for systems change for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
The Department of Corrections creates a safer Georgia by effectively managing offenders and providing opportunities for positive change.
GADOE is the K-12 state public education agency.
The Georgia Department of Human Service provides customer-focused human services that promote child and adult protection, child welfare, stronger families and self-sufficiency.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is committed to giving youth in DJJ custody the tools and opportunities they need so they will be inspired to take control of their own futures and make lasting, positive changes in their lives.
The Georgia Department of Labor works with public and private partners in building a workforce system that contributes to Georgia's economic prosperity creating opportunities and providing services that assist individuals to attain their work goals and increase self-sufficiency through employment, training, comprehensive rehabilitation, and support services, and by assist employers to meet their business needs through employee recruitment and selection services, workforce information, and technical support.
The Georgia Rehabilitation Association is a membership organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through education and advocacy.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program provides youth with disabilities additional tools to effectively enter the 21st century workplace. It is a program under the Vocational Rehabilitation Program umbrella and is administered through the Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Inc.
Shepherd Center is a private, not-for profit hospitals specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and other neuromuscular problems.
A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid, SSI, or SSDI. Earnings in your STABLE Account are not subject to federal or Georgia state income taxes, so long as you spend them on “Qualified Disability Expenses.”
The Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc. (or, “The SILC”) is a private nonprofit corporation governed by people with all types of disabilities from all across the state. The role of the SILC is to identify societal barriers to independent living and to collaborate with Centers for Independent Living, Rehabilitation Services and other related entities to remove those barriers and to increase the supports and services needed to create independent living opportunities.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) oversees the state's technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs.
Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program, is dedicated to increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice.
Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal injuries deserve lives of independence and inclusion, lives rich with vision and possibilities. Trust Fund awards assist individuals with injuries in reaching these goals.