Snapshot of Developmental Disability In Georgia

  • In national rankings, Georgia ranks 49th in fiscal effort on developmental disability community long-term care behind North Carolina, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.
  • There are 21,000 caregivers over the age of 60 caring for their family member with developmental disabilities*
  • 74 percent of persons with developmental disabilities are living with a family caregiver*
  • There are 7,500 individuals on waiting list for services in Georgia
  • Approximately 11,000 Georgia citizens are currently being served in home and community-based waiver services*
  • 87 percent of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed
  • There are more than 190,000 people with developmental disabilities living in Georgia

*Source: Braddock report, Coleman Institute of Psychiatry, University of Colorado 2013