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Kenney Moore
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205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
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Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD) is a state-operated day school established for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. AASD is located in Clarkston, Georgia. AASD opened in 1972 with two buildings and approximately 80 students in preschool, elementary, and middle school. In 1978, a high school program was added with the first graduating class in 1983. Currently AASD has five buildings and serves approximately 200 students in preschool through high school. AASD also serves as a resource center on deafness offering information and technical assistance to parents, local school systems, community groups, and other agencies. All students attending AASD are referred by their local school system through the Individual Education Program process.

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Robisch
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
Tel: (404) 298-3998
Fax: (404) 299-4485

Georgia Academy for the Blind

The State Legislature established the Georgia Academy for the Blind in 1852 to meet the educational needs of school-aged persons who are blind. Since that time, the Academy has been the State's only residential school for the visually impaired.

Located in Macon, Georgia, the Academy provides students between the ages of three and twenty-one with developmental opportunities in the areas of intellectual growth, vocational skills and functional living experience.

Over 25 years ago, the School developed a program for students with multiple disabilities. This program affords both visually impaired students and non-sensory impaired students who may have significant concomitant handicaps with educational opportunities in a variety of academic, vocational and community domains.

Inherent in the process of teaching and learning, the Academy seeks to instill wholesome attitudes, clarification of values and the development of positive mental health. The faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing visually impaired students to gain their rightful place in society.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Dorothy Arensman
School Director, Georgia Academy for the Blind
2895 Vineville Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
Tel: (478) 751-6083
Fax: (478) 751-6659

Georgia School for the Deaf

The Georgia School for the Deaf provides comprehensive, appropriate education and services to deaf and hard-of-hearing students between the ages of three and twenty-one and their families.

Located in Cave Spring, Georgia, the School offers day and residential programs which meet the academic, social and physical needs of students in a total communication environment. These programs seek to ensure that all deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the State have the opportunity to develop into socially and emotionally stable young adults who can lead full and productive lives.

To this end, the staff and faculty of the Georgia School for the Deaf devote themselves to the care and well-being of their students. The School also serves as a staff development and technical resource center for local school systems and other agencies.

For more information, please contact:

Leslie Jackson
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, Georgia 30124
Tel: (706) 777-2200
Fax: (706) 777-2204


GA PINES (Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services) is a statewide early intervention program for families of children birth to five years of age with a suspected or diagnosed hearing impairment and/or a visual impairment. Families receive information and training to assist their children to develop to their potential across all areas of development. All services are provide in the home or other appropriate natural environment. All services are free to GA PINES families. GA PINES provides training to professionals who deliver specialized services focused on hearing and/or vision impairments to families, technical assistance and family training in three models, and in-services/workshops on sensory impairments and its implications. GA PINES also makes referrals to and collaborates with Babies Can't Wait, the Georgia Deafblind Project, and many other agencies.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Alice Stanley
GA PINES Project Director
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
Tel: (404) 298-4882, (404) 298- 4880
Fax: (404) 298-3610