Children and Youth with Special Needs

Our Purpose

Children and Youth with Special Needs’ focus is to provide program development, leadership, guidance, and resources to Georgia’s 18 Health Districts in the development and provision of a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated system of services for children and youth with special needs, birth to age 21 and their families. These services are designed to assist children in reaching their optimal developmental and physical health as well as to minimize the effects of possible secondary complications.


  • To improve the health status and/or developmental potential of children birth to age 21, with developmental or chronic health conditions.
  • To improve services for children birth to age 21 with special needs and their families.
  • To facilitate the development of an integrated and comprehensive data/information system statewide for children and youth with special needs.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia:
Provides services to expectant families. Services include prenatal education and resources to expectant mothers, breastfeeding support and education, and assistance with accessing health insurance.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Portal

Parent to Parent
Provides services to children and youth with disabilities and their families. Services include an on-line data base of various resources locally, educational training for parents and parent support program.   Call: 800-229-2038 
The official website of the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents on accurate, trusted and up-to-date information on issues regarding infants, children and adolescents.  Call: 404-881-5020.

Children and Youth with Special Needs Brochure 
Babies First Year Poster

Other Children’s Programs

Babies Can’t Wait Program 

Children First Program

Children’s Medical Services

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

First Care