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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

AAIDD, (formerly AAMR -- American Association of Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

With membership over 5,000 strong in the United States and in 55 countries worldwide, AAIDD is the leader in advocating quality of life and rights for those with intellectual disabilities.
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APSE

APSE is committed to Supported Employment and the impact it has on improving the quality of life of anyone associated with SE programs. In order to improve services and make them available to an increasing number of people who want or need job support, APSE provides technical assistance and education to people involved with SE, encourages service delivery based on sound values and ethics, and is actively involved in legislative and policy change for SE. To accomplish these goals, APSE was formed to provide a strong partnership with others who share this dedication to SE.
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Childhelp

Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.
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Client Billing and Fee Collection

Client Billing and Fee Collection form.
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Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is the part of DHR that investigates child abuse; finds foster homes for abused and neglected children; helps low income, out-of-work parents get back on their feet; assists with childcare costs for low income parents who are working or in job training; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help troubled families.
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Drug Free Coalition of Hall County

To establish and strengthen collaboration among Hall County's private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, and local governments to support the efforts of our community coalition to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.

To reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults, by addressing the factors in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
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GA Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Inc. (GCDHH)

Avita is now offering the services of an American Sign Language (ASL) fluent counselor and case manager. Individuals utilizing ASL as their means of communication can now receive services directly from an ASL fluent staff instead of via an interpreter.

The Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, Inc. (GACHI) staff members are a team of hard-working, specially trained professionals dedicated to helping Georgians who are deaf, late deafened or deaf-blind improve their quality of life. Staff members are fluent in American Sign Language and have extensive knowledge of hearing loss issues.
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Georgia Council on Aging

The purpose of the Georgia Council on Aging is to provide leadership to the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly (CO-AGE), researches aging issues, publishes fact sheets and other educational materials to increase public awareness and understanding of issues of concern to Georgia's older adult population.
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Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)

DBHDD provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. DBHDD serves people of all ages with the most severe and likely to be long-term conditions, including consumers with forensic issues.

Services are provided across the state through contracts with 25 community service boards, boards of health and various private providers, and through state-operated regional hospitals.

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Georgia Department of Human Resources

DHR manages programs that control the spread of disease, enable older people to live at home longer, prevent children from developing lifelong disabilities, protect children from abuse and neglect, provide families with a variety of financial and non-financial supports, train single parents to find and hold jobs, and help people with mental or physical disabilities live and work in their communities.
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Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is to protect and serve the citizens of Georgia by holding youthful offenders accountable for their actions through the delivery of treatment services and sanctions in appropriate settings and by establishing youth in their communities as productive and law abiding citizens.
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Georgia's Developmental Disability Council

Georgia's DD Council: The Governor's council on Developmental Disabilities to collaborate with Georgia citizens, public and private advocacy organizations, and policy makers to positively influence public policies that enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
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Helen Sanderson Associates

Helen Sanderson Associates is a development training and consultancy team. Helen Sanderson Associates work with people to change their lives, organisations and communities through person centred thinking and planning.
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MHA

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
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NAMI

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
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National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.

CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health - through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
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National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

NICHCY is very pleased to offer you a wealth of information on disabilities! We serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Here, you'll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.

NIAAA leads the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:

* Conducting and supporting alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
* Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and federal programs on alcohol-related issues.
* Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work.
* Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.


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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national, 24-hour, and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help. Individuals seeking help can dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They will be routed to the closest possible provider of mental health and suicide prevention services.
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Nationally Recognized Best Practice Approach for Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Avita's mission involves reducing barriers for these individuals as they become more integrated into their communities.

Avita's vision is seeing people achieve their dreams.

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Referral Form

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Relias Learning

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SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work - a life in the community for everyone. Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
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SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work - a life in the community for everyone. Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
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Suicide Prevention

A Suicide Prevention Resource guide has been added to our Resources Tab.
If you’re contemplating suicide, please call 1-800-SUICIDE
1-800-784-2433

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The ARC of Georgia (Associated of Retarded Citizens)

The Arc is the world's largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices

The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices envisions a world where all people have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves. The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices efforts focus on people who have lost or may lose positive control because of society's response to the presence of a disability.
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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
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Web Outlook

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Worksupport.com

The purpose of the Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention is to study those supports that are most effective for assisting individuals with disabilities maintain employment and advance their careers. The primary stakeholders for this project are persons with disabilities, with an emphasis on those who are unemployed, underemployed or at risk of losing employment.
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All Services Brochure

All services offered at Avita Community Partners
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Referral Form for ACT Services

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Release of Information

English version
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Release of Information

Spanish version
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Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program

SA IOP Program Brochure
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American Sign Language (ASL) Program

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Youth Services

Youth Services brochure
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NPI Registry

National Provider Registry
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The Journey

Adolescent (SA) Gainesville Clubhouse brochure
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El Club Social de Gainesville

Gainesville Clubhouse brochure in Spanish
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Rabun County (BH) Clubhouse

Rabun County Adolescent Clubhouse brochure
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Crisis Stabilization Unit

Crisis Stabilization Unit brochure
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Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment Program
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Developmental Disability Services

Developmental Disability Services brochure
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Supported Employment Program

Supported Employment Program brochure
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