Special Needs Cobb provides structure, independent living for residents MDJ OnlineLink to original article Phillip Thomas, a 38-year-old Cobb County resident, lives with a rare genetic disorder that affects less than 20,000 people in the United States: Prader-Willi Syndrome. The syndrome causes obesity, intellectual disability and behavioral problems. Perhaps even rarer than the syndrome itself …
In 1956, a small group of Cobb County parents fought the prevailing system of the time of institutionalizing children with developmental disabilities and determined that they would not put their loved ones away. They created the Association of Retarded Citizens, better known as “ARC”.
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. This year, the organization became Special Needs Cobb to reflect its commitment to providing Resources, Respite and Residential services for families right in the community.