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  • P2P has a Part-Time Job Opening in East Georgia

    Are you a parent or family member of a child with a disability or a professional interested in working with families? Are you looking for part-time work, a casual working environment, where you can help families’ access support and resources while expanding your own knowledge? If so, Parent to Parent needs you as a Coordinator in our East Georgia area.  Application deadline is August 26, 2016. Click here for more...

  • The US Department of Justice has notified Georgia that they intend to file litigation for Georgia's ongoing violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The U.S. Department of Justice has decided to sue Georgia over its segregated “psychoeducational” schools for disabled children. The head of the department’s civil rights division sent a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal and other state officials Monday describing a breakdown in negotiations over the future of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS. Read the letter here. “We have determined that we must pursue the United States’ claims in federal court to vindicate the rights of thousands of affected students with...

  • State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) to hold Public Hearings

    The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) in collaboration with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) will hold a series of public comment hearings statewide on the proposed GVRA policy revisions regarding Order of Selection and the implementation of Project Horizon. Hearings will take place in Rome, Savannah, Augusta, Columbus and Atlanta during the month of August.

  • Become a Volunteer Supporting Parent

    Parents who are raising a child with disabilities or special healthcare needs often feel overwhelmed, helpless and alone. Looking back, many parents say what helped them most was talking to another parent. Supporting Parents are especially needed who have a child with a disability (ages 14-24) and live in Decatur County, Hall County, Troup County, Paulding County or attends the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. Call today to find out how you can become a Supporting Parent at 1-800-229-2038.

  • Georgia Coalition for Equity in Education (GCEE) has compiled the latest information on Justice Department ruling on GNETS

    In July 2015, the U.S. government determined that the GNETS program illegally segregates students with disabilities. The report also stated that this was in violation of Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). GCEE is urging the state of Georgia to transform its separate and unequal educational program serving thousands of children with behavioral disabilities into a system that provides needed services and supports to integrate students into their own local schools. Get all the information on GNETS and the DOJ ruling here....

  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) Receives $4.7 Million Grant to Help Students and Youth

    GVRA was recently awarded $4.7 million by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) to improve employment opportunities for students and youth with disabilities. Georgia’s Career Pathways to Work: Explore, Engage and Employ (E3) is a partnership with Georgia Department of Education, Poses Family Foundation, Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, Parent to Parent of Georgia and Georgia Workforce Development. E3 is designed to connect real people to real jobs that fill a real need for employers.  E3 will work with GaDOE...

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