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  • Georgia launchs new ABLE program named Georgia STABLE

    Individuals with disabilities and their families often live a life of poverty as a result of not being allowed to save even modest amounts of money without fear of losing supports through SSI, Medicaid and other publicly-funded programs.  ABLE Programs like Georgia STABLE allow qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year in an ABLE account without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. The funds in the account can be used for disability-related expenses that assist the beneficiary in...

  • State Advisory Panel Seeks Public Comment

    The State Advisory Panel for Special Education (SAP) advises the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports on the provision of special education and related services for students with disabilities. The SAP is comprised of parents, persons with disabilities, educators and administrators as well as representatives from public and private agencies. The SAP continuously seeks public comment regarding the services rendered to students in Georgia’s public schools. Public Comment Form  ​​(printable) Public Comment Survey Form ​ (online)​ In...

  • United States Files Brief Opposing Georgia's Motion to Dismiss

    December 9, 2016 - The United States has filed a briefing opposing the State of Georgia's Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to the GNETS (Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support) program.  Read the full briefing here.

  • Georgia Files Motion to Dismiss

    State of Georgia Files a Motion to Dismiss   November 1, 2016 - The State of Georgia filed a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to the GNETS (Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support) program.  Read the full motion here.     

  • 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....

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