Getting off the counch

A major focus of our work this year has been through our Employment Services program to help individuals with developmental disabilities “get off the couch.” 

James works at Krispy KremeThe unemployment rate for individuals with developmental disabilities is close to 80 percent.

In 2015, AADD helped 88 individuals, including James who is pictured below, find meaningful, paying jobs in the community. These jobs not only provide a wage, but also offer individuals social interaction and a sense of belonging that is so critical to living a quality life. We hope you will read James’ story and it will inspire you to make a gift that will help others like him – helpful, loyal, capable, hard-working and motivated – achieve their dream of a paying job in the community.

Help us close the gap!




For many of the children, adults, and families living with developmental disabilities, AADD can mean the difference between stability and homelessness, illness and health, isolation and inclusion, discrimination and dignity.

You can play a major role in helping us ensure that no family is ever turned away. Your donation can make it possible for us to provide family support, employment services and community integration opportunities. AADD is a 501 (c)(3) Georgia non-profit organization.

Your donations help to:

  • Support individuals and their families who need housing, help paying utilities bills, food, and key household items like cleaning supplies, linens, kitchen utensils, car seats, booster chairs, baby clothes, and formula.
  • Conduct important workshops on topics like special needs trusts, sexuality, transition, employment, and self-directing waiver funds.
  • Provide support services to families in crisis.
  • Provide scholarships for young adults to get job training, employment placement and on-the-job coaching.
  • Develop a legislative agenda and host advocates at the Capitol during the legislative session.
  • Host kitchen table conversations with legislators and train parents and individuals on advocacy to impact change in our state.

Many employers will match funds donated by employees. Be sure to check with your employer to maximize your giving impact!

Payment Options

Credit Card

To make a credit card donation, please use our online donation form.


Contributions by check made payable to AADD, Inc. may be mailed to the address below:

All About Developmental Disabilities
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30030


Your donation of an appreciated security can provide tax advantages related to capital gains in addition to the standard charitable deduction as a donor. To make a gift, please contact our Executive Director, Kathy Keeley, at (404) 809-2951.

Please note that your contribution may be made as a tribute in honor or in memory of a friend, caregiver, colleague, or loved one.

Easy Ways To Give

Kroger Community Awards

Register AADD as your chosen recipient on your Kroger Plus Card and for every qualifying purchase, AADD will receive a percentage.


Designate All About Developmental Disabilities in your workplace giving through United Way.

Georgia Gives Day is a “flash mob of giving” focusing raising as much money as possible for Georgia’s nonprofits during on e twenty-four hour period. We hope you will consider supporting AADD on Georgia Gives Day.