Help for Children

Marcus Autism Center, a Division of Children’ Health Care of Atlanta

Marcus Institute provides a comprehensive array of diagnostic and evaluation services and support programs to people with Developmental Disabilities and their families, as well as those who live and work with them. An affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute at Emory University.

Children 1st

Children 1st is designed as a single entry point to a statewide collaborative system of public health and other prevention services.

Babies Can't Wait

Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia's statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

Emory Genetics

Emory University Department of Human Genetics provides clinical and counseling services to children, adults, and physicians.

March Of Dimes

March of Dimes is committed to the understanding and prevention of birth defects of all types.


This amazing project began by creating computer games that could teach developmentally disabled children valuable life skills. It has developed into a major resource for teachers, parents, and therapists looking for ways to help children of all abilities.

Help for Parents

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator:

Searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs. Shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.

Help Line to Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 

Help is available 24/7 for problems with developmental disabilities, mental health, drugs or alcohol. Call 1-800-715-4225.

Bobby Dodd Institute 

BDI offers a continuum of support for all ages, stages and levels of need for people with disabilities and their families.

Where to get more information

National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIDA conducts research and disseminates findings to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Conducts research and disseminates findings on alcohol abuse and alcohol related disorders. Website also contains many free government publications, resources, and research project summaries.

CDC - National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Site contains information on developmental disabilities, research findings, and prevention.

Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development

Canadian French and English website contains variety of child development information including a section on substance abuse and exposure.

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