Georgia

Children with Disabilities

Know Your Rights

  • Advocating for Your Child's Education

    This manual provides you with information about the laws that may be useful to you as you advocate for your child’s right to a free and appropriate public education. Content Detail

    By:
    National Center for Learning Disabilities
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    Spanish / Español
  • Babies Can't Wait

    Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia's statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. BCW is established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which guarantees all eligible children, regardless of their disability, access to services that will enhance their development. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Division of Public Health
  • Legal Rights In Educating A Special Needs Child In Georgia

    Many children with disabilities have needs which must be met in order to have educational success. To ensure that schools meet those needs, several federal laws give children and their parents specific rights. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Red Book - Reference for Employment-Related Programs of Social Security Administration

    The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities. The Red Book is from the Social Security Administration web site. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Children with Diabetes

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, known as "IDEA," is a federal law that requires states to provide a "free, appropriate public education" to children with disabilities so that they can be educated to the greatest extent possible along with all other children. Qualifying children are entitled to special education and related services at no cost to their parents. This web site provides more information. Content Detail

    By:
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Disability Programs (Social Security Online)

    These web pages describe the different disability programs administered by the social security program including information about how to apply for benefits, how to manage the benefits you are receiving now, the different forms of health insurance that are available and other information. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Education-Related Information for Children and Adults with Disabilities

    Find education-related information from the Federal government for people with disabilities from this section of the DisabilityInfo.gov web site, including: Adult Education and Literacy, Higher Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Educational Rights, Middle and High School, Parent Resources, Research & Statistics, School to Work, Special Education, and Infants and Toddlers. Content Detail

    By:
    First Gov - Your First Click is the U.S. Government
  • Exceptional Students (Special Education)

    This program exists to help local school systems provide special education and related services so that all children with disabilities can develop into productive and successful citizens. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Education
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Parents and Students in Public Schools PDF

    One of the most important things you can do for your children is to be involved in their education. You need to know the school principal and your child's teachers, so you can discuss your child's progress. You need to know the school's rules and what the school expects from parents and students. You also need to know the school's procedures and your rights in case a problem arises. This document discusses those rights and procedures. Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
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    Spanish / Español
  • Rules of the State Board of Education

    This web site contains the existing and proposed rules for the State Board of Education for the State of Georgia. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Education
  • Do you have a Katie Beckett Medicaid Appeal pending? What to do...

    The medicaid agency is beginning to process Katie Beckett appeals that have been pending. Some appeals have been referred to private attorneys to represent the agency in the appeals. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Georgia's Katie Beckett Program for Children - What Can You Do If Your Child's Medicaid Coverage Is Being Terminated?

    Georgia children with severe disabilities (mental or physical) can qualify for Medicaid under the so-called Katie Beckett waiver. These children are in families with incomes too high to qualify for other Medicaid. This brochure explains the waiver and rights. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Katie Beckett Medicaid -- A Successful Model Care Plan PDF

    Katie Beckett Medicaid covers severely disabled and fragile children. The child has medically complex conditions which would require treatment in a healthcare facility by healthcare professionals if the child was not cared for at home or in the community. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Katie Beckett Medicaid Hearings: Meeting the Criteria PDF

    Katie Beckett Medicaid covers severely disabled and fragile children. The child must meet the Institutional Level of Care Criteria, which is defined as: The child has medically complex conditions which would require treatment in a healthcare facility by healthcare professionals if the child was not cared for at home or in the community. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind is designed to change the culture of America's schools by closing the achievement gap, offering more flexibility, giving parents more options, and teaching students based on what works. Under the act's accountability provisions, states must describe how they will close the achievement gap and make sure all students, including those who are disadvantaged, achieve academic proficiency. They must produce annual state and school district report cards that inform parents and communities about state and school progress. Schools that do not make progress must provide supplemental services, such as free tutoring or after-school assistance; take corrective actions; and, if still not making adequate yearly progress after five years, make dramatic changes to the way the school is run. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Education
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    Spanish / Español