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Family Support

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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 Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) 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:

Intensive Family Support

For individuals on the DBHDD Planning List who do not fit the waiver services criteria for “most in need”, are being transitioned into waiver services or have been assessed to be in the “highest of need”, we offer Intensive Family Support.

Programs include:

ELIGIBILITY FOR BDI SERVICES

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:

Benefits Navigation 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 remains committed to its mission during these uncertain times. While our administrative locations remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our programs and services endure in empowering and employing those living with disabilities.

From transitioning to virtual program delivery, incubating a new enterprise business line and ensuring the highest safety standards on work sites, we are so proud of how the efforts are impacting the individuals and families we serve.

As communities and livelihoods continue to face monumental change, BDI is here for you. To learn more about how we can help, please call 678-365-0071 or email info@bobbydodd.org. Check our website and social media accounts for the latest updates.