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Welcome to the Children’s Freedom Initiative

Dedicated to creating a Georgia in which no child resides in a facility.

Welcome to the Children’s Freedom Initiative

Dedicated to creating a Georgia in which no child resides in a facility.

Resources

Family

A child’s right to services under the Medicaid Act/EPSDT.

Professionals

How to access services for children with disabilities.

Legislative & Media

Educational information to support home and community based services

About Children’s Freedom Initiative

The CFI is supported by the Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network, which receives funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and includes The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia (IHDD), The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO), and the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University (CLD).

The CFI continues to educate families about resources available for children so that they can remain at home or in the community, even when their home of origin is no longer an option. The CFI also continues to advocate for youth to transition from facilities into homes in the community.

Latest News

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