Developmental Disabilities Services

Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Services

 The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, and helping to develop opportunities for everyone. Fulton operates three outpatient Training Centers that offer life-skills, therapeutic and behavioral health support services to approximately 300 consumers annually.


  • Pre-Vocational Training – this program prepares participants for the following:

1. Enter the Workforce

2. Value the importance of attendance and timeliness

3. Exhibit increased attention span and task completion

4. Enhance problem solving skills

5. Understand safety requirements

6. Engage in appropriate workplace socialization

  • Community Integration – provides opportunities for persons with disabilities to live, work and play in the community the same way as everyone else
  • Individual & Group Training – creates one-on-one or group setting opportunities for individuals to improve in various identified areas
  • Daily Living Skills – this program enables participants to develop their skills that are used to perform everyday activities, such as: cleaning, meal preparation, money management, laundry, and self-care
  • Socialization Skills – Participants are taught to recognize and manage appropriate social behaviors
  • Individualized Services Plans & Assessments – this is an annual assessment and individualized goal planning to establish the consumer’s needs and desires
  • Parent Training & Support Groups – provides caregiver/parental resources and information to increase activism on behalf of individuals with disabilities
  • Supported Employment Referrals – provides assistance with referrals to appropriate providers
  • Medication Administration – medical personnel provide prescribed medication during training center participation
  • Physician Assessments – these medical evaluations are provided annually, and as needed by a medical doctor.
  • Skills Training – topics include: Daily Living Activities; Communication Skills; Reducing Inappropriate Behaviors; Managing Money; participating in Social & Recreational Activities; and Advocacy


To determine eligibility for Fulton County developmental disability services, contact the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Region 3 Office for entry and evaluation at 770-414-3052 and online at this link

If you currently have a Medicaid Waiver for services and wish to consider us as a provider, you can get a tour of our facilities.



Each of our three Training Centers have 501 c3 nonprofit organizations established by the parents and families of our individuals to expand programming at our facilities and also to serve as a support group for caregivers.

Developmental DISABILITIES


How many facilities does fulton county operate to serve people with developmental DISABILITIES?

Our department operates three Training Centers across the county:

      Central Training Center

      North Training Center

      South Training Center

How do i qualify for developmental DISABILITIES?

In order to qualify for services you must obtain a Waiver through the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). Depending on the services you need, you may qualify for a Comprehensive Supports Waiver (COMP) or New Options Waiver (NOW).  An application must be completed with the DBHDD department along with supporting documentation of the developmental disability, which goes to the intake and evaluation office in your region. These forms can be located online or by contacting the region where you live. Once a determination has been made, a letter will be sent to you notifying you of your eligibility. 

How do I enroll an individual with a developmental disability in services once he has been approved with a NOW or COMP waiver in Fulton County?

You will be given a provider’s list and can choose where you would like to receive services.   We will assign a Support Coordinator to help you access services based on the needs of the individual.  If you decide that you want an individual to attend one of the Fulton county training centers, you will be provided a tour of the facility as well as the opportunity to ask questions about the type of services that we provide to individuals in the program.

An interview will be scheduled to obtain information about the type of services that the individual will need to determine a match with appropriate services. A medical doctor will meet with the individual, family and/or caregiver to ensure that we are able to meet the mental, physical, and medical needs of the individual prior to acceptance into the program.  The staff receives ongoing training in best practices to provide high quality and competent services and treat all individuals with dignity and respect. 

What services will be provided by fulton county?

We provide a Person Centered Approach to all individuals served by Fulton County.  Our goals are to individualize services to the needs of the individual and provide community integration with the support that they receive from the staff and the community - Three regional centers provide clients with life skills training tailored to their particular disability. Mobility training and day habilitation are also provided.



North Training Center

Mon - Fri,    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

south training center

Mon - Fri,    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

central training center

Mon - Fri,     8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.