Special Needs Cobb

Here for you

for life.

“Special Needs Cobb has been a lifeline of support for our family! Their compassion, care and guidance show they’ve walked a mile in our shoes.” 
– Kay Hiott, special needs parent

Your Lifeline for Special Needs Resources

We serve families across the region who would otherwise fall through the cracks in our healthcare and social services systems because of the lack of affordable, safe care for loved ones with Developmental, Physical and Intellectual Disabilities.

Special Needs Cobb provides families with resources, respite and residential options to give their loved one the best path to greater independence, inclusion and self-determination.

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We are Cobb’s Original Special Needs Nonprofit

In 1956, a small group of Cobb County parents fought the prevailing system of the time of institutionalizing children with developmental disabilities, determined that they would not put their kids away. They  became known as Right in the Community, a trailblazing organization in the Special Needs community that accomplished many “firsts” to meet the needs they saw. In 2021, we became Special Needs Cobb, and we are still blazing a trail to provide Resources, Respite and Residential services for families right in the community.

We focus on the entire family unit, not just the individual. We provide respite care to relieve some of the stress of caregiving, keeping families strong and together. We connect parents with other families who “get it,” and hold their hands as they navigate the complicated system of resources. Finally, we give people with disabilities a path to greater independence and opportunities to shine and reach their full potential.

A Wonderful Day!

Grand Opening &
65th Anniversary Celebration!

Success! Thanks to you, our guests.

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Golf Invitational!

Save the Date! October 11, 2021

Sponsor a hole, a golfer or the entire event.

Our 23rd Annual “Play Your Way” Golf Invitational will be held at the Dogwood Country Club in Austell.

Proceeds from the SNC Golf Invitational fundraiser will be used to:

  • Help fund our Respite Home Reopening—June 2021.
  • Maintain our 23 Group Homes.
  • Fund much-needed items such as furniture, appliances, groceries and more.

Community Resource Fair

Save the Date! Friday, July 16, 2021

Our Clients

Lexi with Santa

Lexi lights up the room

Lexi is a soft spoken young lady, and she lights up any room with her beautiful smile. Lexi is a girly girl who loves to get a mani and pedi and show off her nails. She enjoys being with her friends, no matter what the activity!


Daniel says hello! with a clap

Daniel is non-verbal, although he will sign some words such as “eat” and “drink.” He loves to clap your hands together as his way of saying hello. The twinkle in Daniel’s eyes when he’s happy shows so much love. Daniel sitting down on the floor is a sure sign that he’s content.

Alan enjoys a holiday party

Allen is a helper

Allen enjoys coming to respite, where he loves to be a helper. One of his favorite ways to help is carrying items for our staff. He’s a gentleman and loves holding the door for others. His favorite field trip is going to Zoo Atlanta, where he acts as our tour guide. Allen always makes sure that staff and clients see all the zoo has to offer, especially the elephants!

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We're here to help.

Contact us for information on Residential Special Needs Group Homes and Special Needs Respite Home.

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