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Participant Success Stories

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Roderick’s Story

Roderick Peters has dreams of attending Kennesaw State University and thanks to BDI and his diligent mother, Jackie, those dreams just might become a reality. Jackie Lunde, mother of Roderick Peters, received notice from the Social Security Administration that Roderick was no longer classified as disabled and his benefits would be suspended immediately. Worried about her son’s future, Jackie sought help from BDI.

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Michael’s Story

As BDI’s Benefits Consultant began working with the family to develop the letter of intent, it was clear that Michael was not receiving the appropriate level of benefits.  Michael’s mother was paying thousands of dollars each year out-of-pocket for his personal care expenses, which drained her resources, and threatened his long-term security…

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Charles’s story

Meet Charles. When Charles and his parents first came to BDI, he was frustrated and confused. He felt lost after aging out of school, and he couldn’t see the path to independence. BDI helped Charles and his family re-submit his NOW Waiver, which had seemingly become lost in the system…

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COVID-19 Announcement

Bobby Dodd Institute wants to ensure you that the health and well-being of our participants and dedicated staff is our number one priority.

Out of an abundance of caution concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the guidance of the CDC, we’ve made the decision to postpone all upcoming events and close all of our administrative locations.  

We’ve transitioned all participant-centered programs and essential services to virtual platforms. To learn more, call 678-365-0071 or emaiinfo@bobbydodd.org.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely, so please check our website and social media accounts for the latest updates.