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Family Support


We’re all in it together

We offer a complete community-based system of services to support parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. We connect local families with federal resources, as well as intensive hands-on support for families in crisis.

Family Support

Family Support Services are provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to assist parents in their role as caregivers. We’re proud to be a community-based broker of these federal support opportunities.

Our Family Support specialists will help you navigate your eligibility and determine which programs are applicable to your family.

Programs include:

  • Dental Care
  • Medical Care
  • Vision Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Specialized Medical Supplies
  • Specialized Nutritional Supplements
  • Incontinence Supplies
  • Arts, Social and Cultural Activities
  • Sports, Fitness and Aquatics
  • Physical Therapy

Intensive Family Support

For families in crisis or those who need more hands-on support, we offer Intensive Family Support services.

Our outreach specialists assist each family in identifying their most pressing needs, from health care to transportation, and develop an Individualized Family Support Plan.
Programs include:
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Life Skills Training
  • Family Advocacy and Support
  • Behavioral Intervention Counseling
  • Community Living Support
  • Community Integration Support
  • Resource Coordination
  • Job Readiness Training


Family Support Services Eligibility

​BDI provides Family Support through a state contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). In order to be eligible for services, individuals must be:
  • Three years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability
  • Able to provide supporting documentation of intellectual/developmental disability diagnosis
  • A resident of Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett or Rockdale County

Benefits Consulting Eligibility

​Individuals must be diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability or closely related condition (e.g., traumatic brain injury).

Due to different regulations, we unfortunately cannot accept Veterans’ cases at this time.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in learning more about the support services available with BDI, click the button below to fill out the application form.

Contact Us

Reach out to BDI for additional information or with any questions.

Program Services

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.