• Planning for the Future - Community Resource Guide

    Below are links to community resources needed to prepare for the transition to post-secondary outcomes.

    *These links are not maintained nor endorsed by Gwinnett County Public Schools.

  • College Resources (4 year)

    Resources for students planning to attend college for 4 years.

  • Dual Enrollment

    Dual Enrollment offers high school students the opportunity to take courses at local technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities while still being enrolled in courses at their high school. Students earn credit for both college and high school.



  • GA Futures

    Federal Aide & scholarships, college planning, career exploration and other resources.


  • Promotion & Graduation Requirements

    Requirements for earning a General Education Diploma.


  • University System of Georgia

    Higher education institutions including research universities, comprehensive universities, state universities and state colleges.


  • College Resources (2 year)

    Resources for students planning to attend college for 2 years.

  • Technical College System of Georgia

    Technical education, adult education, and customized business and industry training through programs that use the best available technology and offer easy access to lifelong education and training through programs that use the best available technology and offer easy access to lifelong education and training for all adult Georgians and corporate citizens.


  • Inclusive Post-Secondary Education

    Post-Secondary Education experience for students with Intellectual Disabilities to continue academic, career and technical, and independent living instruction.

  • Competitive Employment

    Full or part-time employment in which individuals are compensated for their work.

  • Academies & Career & Technical Education

    Courses prepare high school students for post-secondary education and training for in-demand, high-skill, and high-wage careers. Beginning in 6th grade through 12th grade.


  • Career One Stop

    Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice with CareerOneStop.


  • Work Based Learning

    Allows high school students to graduate from high school with real-world work experience.


  • Work Source ATL

    WorkSource is designed to provide money and support to guide you through the process to find employment. We'll assess your skills, provide training, and help you find the job -- or career -- that's right for you.


  • Supported Employment

    Individuals with disabilities who express a desire and have a goal for employment while demonstrating a need for support to locate, obtain, and maintain paid employment.

  • Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI)

    To empower people with differing abilities to maximize their potential by securing economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion within their communities.


  • Briggs & Associates

    Supported employment agency with expertise in developing positions in a wide variety of industries.


  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)

    Helps people with disabilities become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. 


  • Goodwill Industries

    Helps people improve their lives by assisting individuals to find a job and grow their careers.


  • Tommy Nobis Center

    Provide job training, employment, and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment.


  • Day Program

    A place outside of the home for adults with disabilities to be active in the community and connect with peers.


  • Annandale

    Annandale Village is the only non-profitm residential community in the entire southeastern United States that serves adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries at all levels of care throughout an individual's lifetime. The mission of Annandale Village is to provide progressive life assistance so our Villagers can maximize their abilities and maintain their independence in the least restrictive environment.


  • Autumn's Gift

    Fun, customized, inclusive, guilt-free respite care experiences and day programs.


  • Creative Enterprises

    We are Creative Enterprises, and our Day Program offers a wide array of opportunities for adults with disabilities funded through the Medicaid waiver funds and also self-funded. We contract with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation and offer employment for people with barriers to employment.


  • Exceptional Foundation of Atlanta

    The Exceptional Foundation of Atlanta provides purpose and community to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have aged out of public schools at age 22. The EFAtl day program provides opportunities for lifelong learning, access to the community, as well as social and recreational opportunities. Exceptional Summer camp programming available to individuals 16 years old and up. 


  • Great Prospects, Inc.

    Provides a meaningful place where young adults can continue to grow, socialize, gain skills, have new experiences, receive peer support, and be part of a community. We also offer a summer program for those still in high school, ages 16-21!


  • Happy Feat

    Happyfeat offers two major programs, a summer camp and day program. Our day program is geared for individuals who have aged out of the school system. Our hours are 9AM - 3PM. We also host a variety of events in our community throughout the year.


  • Hi Hope Service Center

    Hi-Hope Center offers day, residential, and employment services for adults with intellectual disabilities.


  • "Just" People, Inc.

    "Just" People, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that's mission is to provide a variety of support services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and head injuries.


  • The Next Stop Foundation

    The Next Stop's program provides large and small peer groups with personal mentor leadership to encourage members as they engage in planned activities. These activities allow supported opportunities for social engagement, recreation and leisure participation, and life application learning. Engaging in supported and cooperative group activities allow members the opportunity to practice appropriate social skills, further their own learning and skills, and experience success and the pride of accomplishment alongside their peers. 


  • Rosary Makers of America

    We are a vocational center located in Stone Mountain, GA that works with special-needs adults, to create hand-crafted prayer beads, namely handmade rosaries. We offer a safe space for young adults to gain practical experience, community interaction, practice social skills and learn independence. Our work centers around beading, using this craft as a tool to engage the hands and the mind in creating unique works of art and methods of self-discovery and, above all, serving our neighbors and the community.


  • St. Mary's Independent Living Extensions (SMILE)

    A nonprofit organization of trained caregivers who work around-the-clock to enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by maximizing independence, breaking down barriers and advocating for greater community access.


  • WOW In-Sync, Inc.

    Provides training and support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism to help them integrate more fully into business and community.


  • Y'ALLS

    Guides adults with mild to moderate disabilities in the workplace, community, and home. 


  • Additional Resources