Developmental Disability

Adult Protective Services

Phone: 1.866.552.4464 (Press “3”)

Website: www.aging.dhs.georgia.gov/adult-protective-services

Hours: M – F (8:00am to 5:00pm)

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services, Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates all reports of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of older person (65+) or an adult (18+) with a disability who do not reside in long-term care facilities.  Call the number above to report abuse or neglect.

 

Babies Can’t Wait

Website: www.dph.georgia.gov/services-babies-cant-wait

The purpose of the Babies Can’t Wait program is to:

  1. Provide a coordinated, comprehensive and integrated system of services for infants and toddlers with special needs, birth to 3 and their families.
  2. Provide early identification and screening of children with developmental delays and chronic health conditions.
  3. Improve the developmental potential of infants and toddlers birth to age 3, with developmental or chronic health conditions.

In order to be eligible for Babies Can’t Wait, the child must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have a diagnosed physical or mental condition which is known to result in a developmental delay, such as blindness, Down syndrome, or Spina Bifida; or
  • Have a diagnosed developmental delay confirmed by a qualified team of professionals.

To apply, visit the website above to download the “Children 1st Screening and Referral Form.”  Once completed take it to the Putnam County Health Department.

 

Community Support Services

830 West Charlton Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: 1.478.445.3201

Fax: 1.478.445.5902

Community Support Services focuses on the following: 

Community Access Services are designed to assist participants in acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the home.  Services may include training in the use of community resources; daily living skills; communication; mobility; and programming to reduce inappropriate and/or maladaptive behaviors.

Community Residential Alternative Services are targeted for participants who require intense levels of support.  These services are a range of interventions with a particular focus on training and support in one or more of the following areas: eating and drinking, toileting, personal grooming and health care, dressing, communication, interpersonal relationships, mobility, home management, and use of leisure time.

Supported Employment Services are ongoing services that give participants help to become a part of competitive employment opportunities.  SES focuses on rapid job search and consists of activities needed to obtain and sustain a job.

 

Georgia Crisis Response System

Phone: 1.800.715.4225

Website: www.dbhdd.georgia.gov/georgia-crisis-response-system

The Georgia Crisis Response System is a service for individuals working with a person with a developmental disability that is facing a behavior-related crisis.

 

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

2930 Heritage Place

Suite 102

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Contact: Sandra Dardy or Darreth Roby

Phone: 1.478.445.4781

Fax: 1.478.445.0822

Website: www.gvra.georgia.gov/vocationalrehab

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Division provides a variety of individual services to persons with disbailities in preparation for their employment in the competitive labor market and to employers seeking to retain valuable employees with disabilities or hire qualified individuals for their workforce.

 

Parent 2 Parent of Georgia

Website: www.p2pga.org

Phone: 1.800.229.2038

Parent to Parent of Georgia offers a variety of services to Georgia families impacted by disabilities or special healthcare needs.

 

Putnam Jasper Support Services

149 Sara Lee Drive

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.485.8391

Hours: M – F (8:00am to 4:00pm)