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1 Chat Welcome to With your Cherokee County Parent Mentors Sharon Jones & Jo Ellen Hancock A conversation on Transition For Your Special Needs Child

2 Cherokee County Parent Mentors Cherokee County Parent Mentors Sharon Jones Jo Ellen Hancock

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4 Step One Waivers GET ON THE WAITING LIST!! Main Office (Rome) Intake & Evaluation (Cartersville)  BH & DD Regional Office  NOW & COMP Waivers  Types of Funding  Criteria & Services Apply for Waiver  Highland Rivers-Family Support x108 Lisa Dodd

5 Step Two  Medicaid DFCS (Department of Family & Children’s Services)  At age 18 becomes Adult Medicaid  Upon retiring becomes Medicare  Food Stamps

6 Step Three SSI (Social Security)  Benefits Navigator Curtis Rodgers  Step Sheet  Lease – charge adult children rent if living with you Sally Atwell

7 Step Four Special Needs Trust & Wills  Interview Attorneys Parent to Parent of Georgia –Roadmap to Services

8 Step Five Community Activities  Cherokee Recreation & Parks Association Watt  Cherokee Outdoor YMCA  YMCA -Canton  Next Step Ministries  AMF Bowling Lanes-Woodstock  Cherokee County Navigator Team  Cherokee County Special Olympics www.cherokeecountyspecialolympics.org

9 Step Six Networking  Support Groups  Navigator Teams  Volunteer Opportunities  Futures Planning State Issued ID

10 Step Seven Employment  Briggs & Associates  Cherokee Day Training Center  Vocational Rehabilitation  Transitional Manual  Full Life Ahead Workbook http://www.fulllifeahead.org When Ability Counts... Count on Rehabilitation Services www.briggsassociates.org  Futures Planning Self Determination  ASPIRE Active Student Participation Inspires Real Engagement Person Centered Planning MAPS

11 Step Eight Housing  Group Home or Assisted Living  Host Home  Make Multiple Plans (A-B-C)  Start with baby steps  Research Options

12 Step Nine Transportation /  Cherokee Area Transportation System  Taxi/Cabs  Royalty Transportation Non emergency in Woodstock Area

13 Step Ten Guardianship  Do I need guardianship of my child?  Obtaining Guardianship Keith Wood, Probate Judge  Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Georgia Council on Develomental Disabilities Guardianship Guide GCDD Guardianship Guide Hard copies can be obtained through the GCDD main phone line at (404) Georgia Council on Develomental Disabilities Proxy Care Guide GCDD Proxy Care Guide Hard copies can be obtained through the GCDD main phone line at (404) GCDD Guardianship Guide(404) GCDD Proxy Care Guide(404)


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