A comprehensive resource, support, and community outreach site for families of children with autism: autismspeaks.org
Cerebral Palsy (CP) informational guide regarding diagnosis, types of CP, treatment options, community resources, legal resources: cerebralpalsyguide.com
Defines the types of cleft lip and palate, feeding protocols, and care & treatment plans from the cleft/craniofacial specialists: Information at Healthy Children.org
The DSAA is the local chapter of the National Down Syndrome Association and provides a wealth of resources for parents, including New Parent Resources, local support networks, available grant and scholarship funding, and much more: dsaatl.org
This resource defines torticollis, signs and symptoms of torticollis, and recommended treatments: kidshealth.org/en/parents/torticollis
Provided by American Academy of Pediatrics: Information at Healthy Children.org
Importance of Early Intervention Services following discharge from the NICU: Information from March of Dimes
Two excellent resources explaining the importance of tummy time for a baby’s development:
Established in 1982 under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act/TEFRA (P.L. 97-248), the Katie Beckett Medicaid Program (KB), permits the state to ignore family income for certain children who are disabled. It provides benefits to certain children 18 years of age or less who qualify as disabled individuals under §1614 of the Social Security Act and who live at home rather than in an institution. These children must meet specific criteria to be covered.
Qualification is not based on medical diagnosis; instead it is based on the institutional level of care the child requires. Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations outlines the criteria used to determine eligibility.
The mission for Part C/Babies Can’t Wait: Part C early intervention builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities for 0-3 age population: dph.georgia.gov/Babies-Cant-Wait
Parent to Parent of Georgia offers a variety of services to Georgia families of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs, including a special needs database to locate providers in your community, support services, & educational opportunities and trainings for parents: p2pga.org
FOCUS (Families of Children under Stress) was started by two parents of children with special needs. The organization provides emotional support, respite care, community resources, and equipment grants for medically fragile children: focus-ga.org