Assistance Programs

Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Department of Education, Division for Special Education Services and Support is a hub of information for Special Needs families. You  will find responses to frequently asked questions regarding evaluation/eligibility, development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and other areas addressed in accordance with the Georgia Rules for Special Education. 

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OSER's Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.Tdistricts.

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Metro East GLRS

 The Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS) is a network of 17 regional programs that provide training and resources to school system personnel, parents of students with disabilities,  and other interested individuals to support the achievement, graduation rate, and post-secondary success of students with disabilities.  

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Financial Assistance for Families in Crisis Situations

Skye Precious Kids is a 501c3 charity offering 3 programs for families needing assistance paying for rent, utilities, medical and educational expenses to support their disabled children. Applicants will have to provide supporting documents to apply. 

Precious Families

Short term financial support for rent, utilities, food, gas and other necessities during

times of unemployment due to caring for children or due to transition between jobs;

renovations to homes for handicapped accessibility with items such as stair lifts,

wheelchair lifts, ramping, bathroom accessibility renovations

Precious Health

Medical costs including co-pays, deductibles, medications, durable medical equipment

and supplies, diapers, treatment and therapies as well as skilled nursing and respite

care. Aid with bridging the gap between what Medicaid and private insurance provides

and what sick and disabled children truly need but their parents cannot afford

Precious Minds

Support to continue meaningful education while homebound including tutors,

homework assistance, computers and assistive technology, scholarships for special and

online courses