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Georgia State Department of Education: Special Education Services and Supports - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Georgia State Department of Education: Special Education Services and Supports
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334-5040
(404) 656-3963 (Local)
(404) 651-6457 (Fax)
http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/default.aspx

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:15 AM-4:45 PM.
Geographic area served: Georgia.

Staff

Debbie Gay, Director, dgay@doe.k12.ga.us
Elaine Thagard, Ed.D, Education Program Specialist, Deafblind and Visual Impairment and Blindness, ethagard@doe.k12.ga.us

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Oggers training in
    • Computer operating systems
    • Database software
    • Optical character recognition systems
    • Screen magnification systems
    • Speech output systems
    • Training for instructors
    • Video magnifier/CCTV
    • Word processing
  • Education Services
    • Oversees K-12 programs for blind and visually impaired students and educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities in Georgia.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Operates Georgia PINES.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides advice, assistance, and consultative support to local school systems, vision educators, and other agencies or professionals.
  • Professional Training
    • Provides professional development opportunities through state improvement grant.
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