Special Needs Cobb

Resources

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Here for you, for life.

“Special Needs Cobb provides us with a supportive haven for connecting with others with similar circumstances and for interacting with professionals for needed services such as dental care, special needs trusts and guardianship.”
– George Blake, special needs parent 

Finding resources to provide the best care for a loved one with developmental disabilities can be a difficult and overwhelming road. We’re here to walk with you, holding your hand along the way.

SNC provides reassuring, expert help with everything families need, from obtaining waivers and setting up guardianships to finding weekend respite and a safe, affordable place for their loved one to live more independently. 

SNC can help:

  • Identify much-needed resources and how to pay for them
  • Navigate the daunting financial/waiver support system
  • Educate about life-planning and caregiving issues 

We connect parents with other families who “get it.”

Resources

The links below are helpful starting points for finding information, opportunities and assistance to fit your own unique situation.

SNC has been advocating for the legal rights of the developmentally disabled for more than 60 years.

The Advocacy links below will take you to websites with more information.

The Care Providers’ links below will take you to websites with helpful resources.

The Parenting links below will take you to websites with additional information and support.

The Respite Care links below will take you to websites additional information.

Learn more about Respite Care at Special Needs Cobb.

Membership in Special Needs Cobb helps pass along a lifetime of information, experience, encouragement and hope to the next generation of special needs families. Become a member or sponsor a membership for a family in need for just $25 annually. Membership includes admission to all of SNC’s educational workshops throughout the year.

SNC Membership application

Special Needs Cobb partners with the Cobb County Department of Transportation to provide CobbLinc Paratransit passes to qualified Cobb County residents, and partners of Special Needs Cobb are eligible for discounts on 10-Ride and 31-Day Paratransit Passes.

The following organizations provide vocational training and opportunities for adults with disabilities:

In-person workshops are currently suspended due to COVID-19. When they resume, we will post dates and registration information on our homepage and and Facebook page.

Virtual events can be found here.

Special Needs Cobb offers workshops throughout the year on topics of interest to the guardians and caregivers of developmentally disabled people. Experts on Estate Planning for the Disabled, Public School Law, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, job placement and other important issues give presentations and answer questions to help caregivers provide the best possible care for those they look after. 

The cost of workshops is $25 per family or become a member and pay $25 annually for unlimited attendance.

Download this PDF for helpful transition resources for those aging out of the school system.
Community Resource Guide