Founded in 1951 and incorporated in 1956, AADD is one of the longest running agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Georgia. Our programs and services are focused in three key areas: Family Support Services, Employment Services and Community Engagement.
What We Do
Family Support Services
AADD believes in providing support to the whole family, not just the individual living with the developmental disability. AADD offers a number of different services, including the Family Support Center, that provide individuals with disabilities and their families the greatest opportunities to live independently in the community and position them for successful and meaningful lives based on their unique situation.
Through our Employment Services programs, AADD empowers individuals ages 18 through 30 with developmental disabilities to build on their strengths, secure employment that fits their goals and create opportunities for a quality life, including support services for the individual and their employer throughout the employment.
Our Community Engagement programs provide training, volunteer opportunities and awareness campaigns that promote a better public understanding of developmental disabilities and foster inclusive communities in which individuals with developmental disabilities and their families can live, work and participate in a way that honors individual dignity.
AADD empowers families living with developmental disabilities to make informed choices and helps them build on their strengths to seek opportunities, resources and services for a meaningful life.
Who we serve
We serve individuals with a developmental disability from any age 3 throughout their lifetime and their families. We were founded and still are governed by parents of individuals with developmental disabilities. Some programs focus on specific geographic areas and others are available statewide.