Family Support is a non-entitlement publicly funded program designed to assist individuals living with an intellectual/developmental disability maintain a cohesive family unit, both living at home, and within the community setting.

Each individual approved for Family Support will receive an Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP), which will identify the services and supports that are determined to best help the individual and family members, along with an allotted budget for these services and supports. Only those services and supports listed on the IFSP are eligible for Family Support funding.

Contact:

​Kendell Hargnett
Intake and Admissions Case Manager
kendell.hargnett@bobbydodd.org
404.881.9777

Services and Supports

Some examples of eligible services and supports include:

  • Dental Care
  • Medical Care
  • Vision Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Supports and Services

Some examples of eligible services and supports include:

  • Specialized Medical Supplies
  • Specialized Nutritional Supplements
  • Incontinence Supplies
  • Arts, Social and Cultural Activities
  • Sports, Fitness and Aquatics
  • Summer Camps

Learn More About Services and Supports (link coming soon)

* Please note that some services and supports have eligibility prerequisites and not all individuals are eligible for some services. For more information, please speak with our Family Support Coordinator. *

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

How to Apply

Click the link below to download the application form.

Application

Please send completed application and supporting documentation to:

​Kendell Hargnett
Intake and Admissions Case Manager
kendell.hargnett@bobbydodd.org
404.881.9777

Resources for Current Family Support Participants

Selecting Providers

Selecting the right services and supports for your loved one is often overwhelming. We have compiled a list of some providers that other families just like you have selected to work with them and their loved one.

Community Provider List (link coming soon)

Medical and Nutritional Supplies

BDI is excited to offer medical and nutritional supplies (e.g., incontinence supplies, chucks, food thickeners and so much more) through Professional Medical Fulfillment (PMF). This service offers direct-to-door  delivery of the name brands you know and love, ensuring families always have the supplies they need.

Requesting Funding for Services and Supports

To utilize allocated Family Support funds, participants must complete and submit a Family Support Request Form and supporting documentation (e.g., receipts, invoices, prescriptions, timesheets, etc.) to AADD’s Family Support Coordinator. Click the links below to download the Family Support Request Form and guidelines for submitting an invoice.

1) Guidelines and Sample Invoice

2) Request a Change to Your Services and Supports

Submitting a Request
BDI knows that families are busy and we are dedicated to helping families navigate their requests for services and supports in the easiest possible way – EMAIL! This allows families to make request anytime of day, when most convenient for them!

We also accept requests received via U.S. mail or fax.

Please send completed Family Support Request Form and supporting documentation to:

​Kendell Hargnett
Intake and Admissions Case Manager
kendell.hargnett@bobbydodd.org
404.881.9777

* Please note that photographs of completed request forms and supporting documentation cannot be accepted and will be returned to families unfulfilled. Thank you for understanding. *

Independent Contractors

BDI is dedicated to the individuals and families we serve. Our families select the vendors and contracts that meet their needs. Family-selected vendors and contractors must provide the required documentation before services and/or supports can be provided. Please note that BDI does not accept unsolicited applications for contractors.

Family-selected contractors: Please send all correct and complete required documentation to our Family Support Coordinator at FSContractor@aadd.org.

1) Independent Contractor Requirements

2) Sample Invoice_Family Support