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AGAINST ALL ODDS - Resources_______________________
Traffic jams, bills, bad weather, and work are things we all complain about. But Kyle Maynard doesn’t complain. Born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees, he excels: as a champion athlete, inspirational speaker, college student (who can use a cell phone, type fifty words a minute, and maintain an A average), and male model. No Excuses is his inspirational autobiography that shows how a positive can-do attitude gives someone we might see as disadvantaged the advantage over life. Born with a rare disorder called "congenital amputation," Maynard’s story is one of a devoted extended family, strong religious faith, and a personal determination that made him a football lineman, a state champion wrestler, and an inspirational figure who was featured in the highest rated "Larry King Live" show ever. No Excuses is Kyle Maynard’s own story, but also the story of how he has changed the lives and attitudes of other people: even making Howard Stern rethink his support of abortion to become pro-life. No Excuses proves that in the end it is not disabilities that separate people but abilities of the heart.
- The Georgia Mentoring Partnership (GMP)
A coalition of public, private, non-profit and faith-based communities. Its aim is to serve as an advocate for the expansion of mentoring programs and a resource for mentors and mentoring initiatives statewide.
- Parkwood Farms Therapy Center, Inc.
A multi-discipline therapy center located in Snellville, Georgia. We offer non-traditional therapies both in a clinical setting and as and therapeutic riding, as our signature therapy. Our programs provide therapies for children with special needs
-Families of Children unders Stress (FOCUS)
FOCUS was established to care about the children with special needs and their families. FOCUS provides emotional, informational, and physical support to parents of children with disabilities or with ongoing medical needs. FOCUS families deal with a variety of developmental delays, including rare syndromes, cerebral palsy, heart problems, immune deficiencies, and neurological involvement. FOCUS provides a network of parents who share common experiences with each other. FOCUS families provide each other with a sense of community, sharing the joys and frustrations of parenting a child with extra-special needs.
- Parent to Parent of Georgia
Provides support, information services, training and leadership opportunities for families who have youth or children who are disabled
- Elaine Clark Center
To be an innovative model of education and therapeutic play in a loving and safe environment for all young children, regardless of abilities. The Center’s dedicated team empowers families and enables each child to reach his or her fullest potential for growth and development.
- Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
We provide home health (mobility and daily living) equipment to people of any age or any disability, temporary or permanent, for medically necessary and medically helpful reasons. These items are provided for a suggested donation. Clients do not have to qualify financially but our waiting lists place a priority on Medically Necessary and low income individuals.
- The Georgia Learning and Resource System (GLRS)
A network of 17 centers throughout Georgia that provide training and resources to educators and parents of students with disabilities
- Georgia Community Support and Solutions (GCSS)
To be the best provider in the Georgia communities we serve by consistently delivering innovative, life enriching solutions to people in need of special services and quality supports for their families.
-Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
To collaborate with Georgia citizens, public and private advocacy organizations, and policy makers to positively influence public policies that enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Council provides collaboration through information and advocacy activities, program implementation and funding, and public policy analysis and research.
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
We serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; DEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.Anyone can use our services—families, educators, administrators, journalists, students. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
Producer of Against All Odds and partner with us on the Parentvision teen series.