Through policy initiatives, public awareness, advocacy programs and community building, the Georgia Council On Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) promotes and creates opportunities to enable persons with disabilities to live, work, play and worship as an integral part of society. While GCDD--a federally funded, independent state agency--does not provide direct services, we often act as a convener for public and private organizations, individuals, family members and supporters to develop coordinated public policy and bring about social change.
The GCDD considers Parent to Parent of Georgia to be the “first stop.” P2P offers an extensive database with more than 5000 entries and a staff, including some bilingual personnel, that can assist you to find the resources that you need.
A Medicaid Waiver is money that may be used to pay for services for a person who has developmental disabilities. These services can take place in the person’s home or in the community. Medicaid usually pays for doctor appointments, hospital expenses, medicine, therapy and some supplies and equipment. The waiver also allows for Medicaid dollars to be used to pay for additional services. Learn more about waivers.