Special Needs Cobb

Announcements & Advocacy

Special Needs Cobb recognizes the importance of information sharing and networking among the special needs families we support. We also recognize that you may not know where to turn for direction or guidance. We work hard to help you get connected to the information and resources that exist across Georgia. Within these organizations are self-advocates, parents and family members just like you, who have experienced similar circumstances and are willing to share their experiences. Additionally, we make every effort to stay abreast of state and local legislation that may affect our special needs families in Georgia and beyond.

It's National Community Development Week!

National Community Development Week

April 11-15, 2002

#CDWeek2002 • #CDBGWorks • #HOMEWorks

National Community Development Week was created in 1986 to bring national attention to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program through grassroots support at a time when the program was facing scrutiny by Congress. The week-long celebration has expanded to include the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.

CD Week in Cobb County celebrates the exceptional commitment to identifying development goals and strategies, combining federal, state and local resources to achieve those goals, and accomplishing major projects with positive impacts for the entire community.

Please join us in the national celebration by downloading an eBook that showcases a few Cobb County projects and recognizes the outstanding work being done locally with CDBG and HOME funds.

Win this Chocolate Easter Bunny!

Feed the Easter Bunny Charity of Choice Raffle!

Benefitting Special Needs Cobb

Douceur de France in Marietta has selected Special Needs Cobb as its charity of choice.

Visit their location to guess the weight of the bunny.  The person closest to the exact weight wins the bunny and SNC gets the money!

Jobs, pay for those with disabilities to be focus of council

Developmentally disabled workers often stigmatized.

Employment and equal pay will be the focus of an “Advocacy Day” hosted by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, bringing together advocates, lawmakers, families and people with disabilities on March 16.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month was declared in 1988 by the United States Congress for the month of October to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. The month is an extension of “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” originally observed during the first week of October beginning in 1945. In 1962 the word “physically” was removed from that week to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation’s economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens.