Special Needs Cobb

News Article

Cobb County’s Original Special Needs Nonprofit Gets a New Name

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.

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Scholarships

Scholarships – Helping individuals with disabilities & their families

With over 30 years of service with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during her lifetime, Dottie Adams was a leader, innovator and force for the disability community. And today is Dottie’s birthday! In her memory, GCDD is proud to announce that its Learning Opportunities Support Fund will now be the Dottie Adams Scholarship Fund.

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Myth Busting Workshop
Workshops

Workshops

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.

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Events

Golf International

Save the Date! September 17-20.

Enjoy a round of golf on your favorite course, and help raise funds for a great cause! Due to Covid-19, our Annual Columbus Day Golf Tournament has been replaced with a virtual event. We hope that you will join us!

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