Special Needs Cobb

A Tribute to Our Heroes

Honoring the Loss of These SNC Individuals

Keep this SNC family in your prayers for the recent loss of their son, Andy Alterman.

“We lost one of our own yesterday, Andy Alterman.  He lived in the same house as Phillip, our son, and they were the best of friends.  We saw him on Monday and promised him a World Series shirt.  His favorite colors were blue, and he was a huge Falcons and Braves Fan.  Phillip doesn’t know yet, but I know he’ll be very sad when I break the news. Please keep his family in your prayers.” – Kay Hiott, SNC Board President and Special Needs Mom

A graveside service is scheduled for Sunday at 1pm at Arlington Cemetery in Sandy Springs.  

Farewell to four heroes and friends.
Their dedication, commitment and smiles will be missed. 

George Clifford Blake Jr.

Immediate Past SNC Board President

George’s passions were many, including anything related to Disney, history, and architecture. He also kept a close follow on his teams; the Braves, Falcons, and Yellow Jackets. George was also passionate in being optimistic and caring for others. Any restaurant server who ever waited on him can attest to this with the gift they received from him; a specially designed George Blake straw paper star. But his biggest passions were for his family and for his country. He loved both deeply and fiercely.

Allison Blake

Allison was an alumna of our Respite Program. Her parents, George and Rositha, are longtime supporters of Special Needs Cobb, and George serves as our current board chair. Allison was a bright light who loved people, going out, her church and Disney World.

Mark Biernath

Mark, a founding partner of Nadler Biernath, was an accomplished attorney and an encyclopedia of knowledge on all things related to special needs law. He worked with Special Needs Cobb to counsel parents about the intricacies of caring for a loved one with special needs. His law partner, Kim Martin, serves on SNC’s Board.

Sandra Tapp

Sandra was the mother of one of our group home residents, Cassie, who was also an alumna of our Respite Program. One of our group homes, Cassie's Corner, was named in her honor. Even after Cassie passed away, Sandra continued to dedicate her time and talents to Special Needs Cobb, supporting our fundraising efforts and donating her beautiful handmade quilts to our medically fragile group home. Sandra's husband and Cassie's father, Darrell Tapp, was a past Board Chair for the organization.