Real Support Resources

Man with disabilities at employment conference


GCDD's priority is to continue its efforts to increase funding for home and community-based services, as well as the quality of those supports. Below are several resources related to home and community-based services opportunities. For more information on GCDD's vision, supported efforts and public policy initiatives on Real Supports, Click here.


Atlanta Legal Aid

Canine Assistants
770.664.7178 – 800.771.7221

Center for the Visually Impaired

Children’s Special Services, LLC

Connections for Special Parents

Developmental Disabilities Ministries
770.623.4899, 888.340.5820

Georgia Canines for Independence

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Guardianship Guide
GCDD Guardianship Guide
Hard copies can be obtained through the GCDD main phone line at (404) 657-2126.

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
404.657.2252, Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 800.715.4225

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) Renewal Overview
2017 COMP (Comprehensive Supports) Waiver Program Renewal Program Overview and FAQs (PDF)

Georgia Department of Public Health - Children and Youth with Special Needs

Georgia STABLE Accounts (Georgia's Savings Accounts for People with Disabilities)

Health & Safety NIOSH Topics Safety & Health

Home Living & Developmental Disabilities

2018 Participant Direct Handbook
Participant direction is a service delivery option available to individuals that receive the New Options Waiver (NOW) or the Comprehensive Supports Waiver (COMP) in Georgia. Learn more about your responsibilties and options in this comprehensive handbook.

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit – Emory University

Dowloadable Resources

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Documents:

Georgia's Aging and Disability Resource Connection

Georgia 's Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is not a place or a program! It is a coordinated system of partnering organizations that are dedicated to:
  • Providing accurate information about publicly and privately financed long-term supports and services.
  • Offering a consumer-oriented approach to learning about the availability of services in the home and community.
  • Alleviating  the need for multiple calls and/or visits to receive services.
  • Supporting individuals and family members who are aging or living with a disability.

Georgia 's ADRC currently serves all of the 159 counties across the state. For more information or to receive assistance contact an ADRC near you. You may visit the ADRC website to learn more at: