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  • Part-time Job Opening - Georgia Academy for the Blind. Application Deadline: July 25

    Are you a parent or family member of a youth or young adult with a disability or specialhealthcare need who is interested in working with families? Are you looking for part-timework in a casual working environment, where you can help families to access disability andtransition to adulthood related support and resources while expanding your own knowledge?If you have experience at Georgia Academy for the Blind, this might be a great job for you!  More information.

  • State Board of Education adopts new GNETS rule

    At its June 15, 2017 regular meeting, the State Board of Education voted to adopt State Board Rule 160-4-7-.15: Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS). This rule replaced the prior State Board Rule governing GNETS. The new rule more clearly defines GNETS, clarifying that GNETS services are available within the continuum of supports to consider when determining the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for students and clearly establishing that consideration for GNETS services is determined by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team using the criteria set...

  • 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.

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