Resources

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While we try to vet each source, we recommend that you use this guide only as a starting point and any purchase, medical or legal decisions are made only after you’ve consulted your physician and done thorough independent research.

Church Programs

FBCW Special Needs Ministries

Mount Pisgah UMC Special Needs Ministry

Continuing Education and Supported Employment

Bitty and Beau’s (Not in North GA)

Briggs & Associates

Blake's House of Independence

Enable of Georgia

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Goodwill of North Georgia Career Center

Roosevelt Warm Springs

Clothing

Amazon

Target

Tommy Hilfiger

Dentistry Guides

Alzheimer’s
Autism
Bruxism & Teeth Grinding in Children
Downs Syndrome

Diagnosis Specific

Autism Speaks

Autism- A Practical Guide to Home and Classroom Sensory Activities for Autistic Children

Marcus Center

National Downs Syndrome Society

Etiquette

United Spinal Association

Housing

Funding and Modifications

Residential Services

Annandale Village

Blake's House of Independence Resource Guide

Champions Place

Developmental Disabilities Ministries

Information and Support

All About Developmental Disabilities

Babies Can't Wait

Cherokee FOCUS

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

FOCUS

Parent2Parent of Georgia

Parent Mentors Transition Fair

Right in the Community

Legal
Chris Miller, Esq.

Cindy Nelson, J.D.

Guardianship for Young Adults with Disabilities

Recreation

Camp Dream

Camp Kaos

Camp Twins Lakes

Miracle League Baseball

Special Olympics

Titans Wheelchair Sports

TOPSoccer

Senior

Camellia Place

Caring Senior Service

Cherokee County Senior Services

Dynamic Hospice

Lotus Adult Day Center

Sleep Guides

ADHD and Sleep Deprivation

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Tuck)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Happy Sleepyhead)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Sleep Reports)

Autism and Sleep (Mattress Advisor)

Bedroom Accessibility

Down Syndrome

Sleep Products for People with Disabilities (Buyer’s Guide)

Sleep Help Institute

Technological Accessibility

Apple Accessibility

https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/07/ios-11-whats-new-hands-on-100-features-video/

https://www.imore.com/whats-new-accessibility-ios-11

https://www.apple.com/accessibility/

https://coolblindtech.com/category/apps/

http://www.imore.com/accessibility-iphone-ipad

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/ios/

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-iphone-ipad-apps-take-accessibility-next-level/

Android Accessibility

http://www.androidcentral.com/accessibility

https://www.androidpit.com/android-accessibility-settings

http://www.androidcentral.com/accessibility-features-android-50-lollipop

http://www.androidcentral.com/basic-accessibility-settings-android

https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6006564?hl=en

Transportation and Medical Equipment

Caring Man in a Van

CATS

Cobb Paratransit Voucher Program

Disabled Dealer

FODAC

MARTA Mobility

Mobility Works

Numotion

R&R Vans

Other Resource Guides

Cherokee Focus Resource Guide

Special Olympics of GA

United Way 211

Tools for Life AppFinder

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Our Technology Recommendations

We use Apple iPads, but do not require clients to supply their own. If you choose to purchase your own device, here are our best suggestions on the devices and apps we use after hours (and hours!) of testing. 

The 2018 iPad (6th Generation) is the newest model and also a great device for the money. Staples and Best Buy often run sales. When in stock, Apple offers certified refurbished with a new warranty and new packaging for the best price. You can usually find the 6th Generation iPad around $300 and sometimes on sale around $250 at retailers like Best Buy and Target. We do our best to accommodate all client devices, but we prefer not to use Android or non-Apple devices as our staff are trained to use iOS and iOS offers by far the best Accessibility features for disabled individuals.

Please know that older iPads may not be compatible with current and future software updates and apps, so please consider the iPad we recommend or at least a newer generation iPad.

Apps

Some of these may not apply to your needs, but these are the ones we use. Most are free or very cheap. They range from communication tools to leisure apps and games for downtime.

Visuals2Go

News-2-You

ChoiceWorks

Social Stories

VoiceOMeter

DrawingDesk

Kaleidoscope

Forge of Neon

ChoiceWorks Calendar

Seeing AI

Proloquo2Go

Handwriting Wizard

ABC Tracing

Talk2Me

TalkBoard

Natural Reader

Piano Tiles

Dots

ColorNumber

Colorfy

RelaxMelodies

Fluid

Heat Pad

Talk2Me

MoneyReader

ColoredEye

Kids Music