Recommended Links

Kiddos Clubhouse Foundation

DSA of Atlanta

Cerebral Palsy Guide

FOCUS – Families of Children Under Stress

North Metro Miracle League

Home of Autism Speaks Now

Spina bifida Association of Georgia

Reaching for the Stars, resources for families dealing with CP

Parent to Parent of Georgia

Training at DHR –Serves as a resource tool for the consumer/family, advocate, new and established provider, and DBHDD staff to get the latest information about their conferences, development training, orientation, seminars and other educational events.

Katie Beckett/Deeming Waiver Medicaid Applications and Denials for children birth to 18 years of age.
The new eligibility guidelines for the Katie Beckett waiver are on the web. This is where you will find letters from DCH, the New DMA-6A form, instructions, Level of Care Criteria, the Care Plan and Instructions. Click here

If you are denied the Katie Beckett Waiver, you may want to consider contacting the Champions for Children with Exceptional Needs Initiative (formally the Katie Beckett Waiver foundation) for possible funding for your child Click here

DBHDD Regional Offices Contact Information for Disability Waivers
Region 3: (770) 414-3052.
Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale

Georgia’s Home and Community Based Service Waiver Programs

  • NOW (New Options Waiver) formally called the MRWP (Mental Retardation Waiver Program)
  • COMP (Comprehensive Supports Waiver) formally called the CHSS (Community Habilitation and Support Services)

To be eligible for the NOW and COMP, an individual must:

    • Be Medicaid eligible
    • Have mental retardation or another developmental disability which requires services similar to those needed by people with mental retardation
    • Be at risk for going into an institution for people with mental retardation if unable to get the services you need in the community.

The NOW and COMP are available to all ages. (Including children) Call your local DFCS office for application information.