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Aging with Developmental Disabilities

DBHDD has partnered with the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging to ensure that residents receiving services (or applying for services) who are aging have the necessary information to identify needed resources for themselves and/or their family members.  There are identified ADRC Resource Program Specialists (DD) who liaison with the Division of Aging to ensure that Regional Field Offices are aware of aging resources and networks.  The information and/or links listed in this segment of the website are geared specifically for residents aging with developmental disabilities.

DBHDD is committed to making sure Georgia residents are aware of resources and provides the following links to various websites that provide more information regarding the needs of residents with Developmental Disabilities who are aging.  Included within the links are resources for carers and professionals who support the needs of Georgia’s residents. 

Applying for DD Services 
Steps in applying for the New Options Waiver or Comprehensive Waiver or other DBHDD Developmental Disability Services. For more information please contact your Regional Field Office.

Area Agencies on Aging
For more information about Aging Services in your area contact your local Area Agency on Aging/ADRC.

Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
Georgia’s Division of Aging Services (DAS) maintains a network of service providers including Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) located throughout the state. For information about Aging Services in your county, contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) by telephone 1-866-552-Aging or 866-552-4464.

DBHDD is proud to be a member of the Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) which offers a coordinated system of partnering organizations dedicated to:

  • Providing accurate information about publicly and privately financed long-term supports and services.
  • Offering a consumer-oriented approach to learning about the availability of services in the home and community.
  • Alleviating the need for multiple calls and/or visits to receive services.
  • Supporting individuals and family members who are aging or living with a disability.

Georgia Area Agencies on Aging Services Database
Georgia’s AAAs operate an extensive database of services for seniors and residents with disabilities that offers  a comprehensive  resource identification to ensure wrap around service delivery. For more information call 1-866-55-Aging (866-552-4464) or contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

Georgia Centers for Independent Living  
Georgia’s local Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide resources and assistance to seniors and residents with disabilities who desire to live independently in their communities.  More information regarding living independently in your community and finding your Local Center for Independent Living.


Aging with Disabilities Resources

Below is more information regarding the needs of an individual diagnosed with a Developmental Disability and Aging Services, including support needs, healthcare strategies for healthy community living, and support for carers.

Program-Related Websites

Health-Related Websites

Aging-Related Websites

Grief/End-of-Life Planning Related Websites