Resources

DIAGNOSIS

Jack’s Basket – A Jack’s Basket is a complimentary welcome gift for the family of a baby diagnosed with Down syndrome. Baskets include baby gifts, a collection of books and resources, and the opportunity to connect with a parent raising a child with Down syndrome.

AU Health – Genetics Department – The Genetics Department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, evaluates and tests for genetic anomalies in children and works with pediatric specialists to diagnose, manage care and counsel family members.

Babies Can’t Wait – Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) is Georgia’s early intervention program that offers a variety of coordinated services for infants and toddlers with special needs, from birth to three years of age, and their families. Part C early intervention builds on and provides support and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

Emory University Down Syndrome Clinic in Atlanta, GA.The Down Syndrome Clinic at Emory serves children from birth through young adulthood. Our team includes physicians, nurses, and staff who have expertise in genetics, neurodevelopment, and neurobehavior. Our clinical service is designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We provide specialized clinical services to support, complement, and augment the care provided by pediatricians, family practitioners, and other primary care providers.

CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS

Apparo Academy – Our mission is to assist children and their families with the necessary skills to realize their potential and achieve success through educational, nursing and therapeutic services.

Steps of Grace Ballet – Steps of Grace Ballet provides quality dance classes to children with special needs, and fosters a love for the art of dance.

Cooper Ridge Farm– Utilizes Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to provide developmental, educational, and emotional support to children through structured farm-based learning activities.

Camp IVEY – Camp IVEY is a camp held at camp Lakeside, in Lincolnton, GA. The purpose of this adaptive camp is to empower children with developmental delays and disabilities by promoting independence in life-skills, relationships, physical activity and leisure, communication, and self-confidence through recreation and the arts.

ADULTS

Augusta Symphony – A board-certified music therapist provides free group music therapy to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Knox Music Institute

The RECing Crew – The RECing Crew offers a variety of special leisure and recreational programs geared for all ability levels.