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State Funded family support

Family Support is a state-funded program for individuals with Autism and/or Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities designed to broker an array of goods, services, and individualized support needed for the continued care and support of a family member at home and in his/her community. The goals of the program include keeping the family together until the individual chooses to live independently, enhancing the ability to meet the needs of the individual, improving the quality of supports, and making a positive difference in the life of the individual and their family. The principle target of Family Support Services is the family, however the family's eligibility is determined by the presence of the individual with a developmental disability.

Family Support goods and services include respite, community living supports, recreation, therapeutic services, specialized equipment, specialized nutrition, supported employment, medical services, dental services, transportation, and much more.

What Goods and Services are offered through Family Support?

Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP) APPLICATION

Family Support Community Access

An array of services that support an individual in being involved in their community, based on his/her needs, wants and preferences.

Dental Services

The full array of services designed to care for the teeth.

Family Support Community Living Support

An array of services to assist an individual to perform activities of daily living.

Family Support Supported Employment

Services to support individuals to become gainfully employed and to maintain their employment in the community.

Medical Care

Services provided by or under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or by other licensed or certified health care professionals, when ordered by a licensed physician.

Specialized Clothing

Services that include the assessment of need, design, construction, fitting and cost of an article of clothing, which is necessitated by the handicapping condition of the individual.


Community Integration Activities

Activities and or goods designed to support the participation of the individual in recreational activities in the community.

Specialized Equipment

Adaptive and therapeutic devices specifically prescribed to meet the  needs of the individual or devices and equipment needed by the family to better provide for the specific needs of the family member.

Specialized Diagnostic Services

Specific investigative procedures determined as needed by the family.

Environmental Modifications

Changes or repairs to the personal home of the family/caregiver that are designed to increase their ability to enhance the development/functioning, health or well being of the individual.

Therapeutic Services

A direct intervention service provided by a licensed therapist aimed at reducing or eliminating physical manifestations of a developmental disability.


Services by a licensed counselor for the individual  and/or his/her family.

Parent/Family Training

Information and training for parents/family members to enhance understanding and to better address the needs of the family member.

Specialized Nutrition

An array of services for specific dietary, nutritional and feeding needs of the individual.


Any number of items that may require frequent usage due to the individual’s developmental disability.

Behavioral Consultation and Support

Professional services which support the family in avoiding and/or responding appropriately to behaviors which may create barriers to the  ability to remain in the home and community.

Financial and Life Planning Assistance

Professional services which assist the family in planning for future services and/or financial needs of the family member

Respite Care

A service designed to relieve a family/care giver of physical or emotional stresses associated with the care of the family member with a developmental disability.

Homemaker Services

Light household work or tasks provided in the home.

Exceptional Disability Related Living Costs

This service is to be utilized to pay living expenses that are higher than normal due to the nature of the person’s developmental disability or to cover unexpected emergency costs.

Family Support Transportation

Travel and travel related costs associated with the receipt of a service.

Where does B&B Care Services offer Family Supports?

B&B Care Services provides Family Support in the following Georgia counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Bleckley, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Dodge, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jefferson-Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Pulaski, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne, Wheeler, and Wilcox.  Baldwin, Barrow, Bibb, Burke, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Jones, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putman, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Twiggs, Walton, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, Wilkinson.

Contact Us

Email  Family Support by contacting us via email or phone.


The application for Family Support can be emailed or mailed to you for completion.


Application requires a copy of your birth certificate and verification of a diagnosis (IDD/Autism)

Family support services team

Marble Surface

Mrs. Pauline Shaw

family support program manageR & COORDINATOR

"Instead of saying "why?" say "why not?" 

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