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    Welcome to the Department of Special Education. The Atlanta Public Schools’ special education programs are founded on the belief that students with disabilities will receive a quality education that will lead to meaningful academic, social, emotional and behavioral outcomes for our students.

    The Atlanta Public Schools' Department of Special Education offers a broad continuum of services for students three (3) through twenty-one (21) years of age. Following a comprehensive assessment that may include a psychological evaluation, educational testing, speech-language assessment, audiological testing and other assessments, a student may be eligible to receive services in one or more of the following categories:
    • Autism
    • Deafblind
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH)
    • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
    • Intellectual Disabilities (Mild, Moderate, Severe/Profound)
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Significant Developmental Delay
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech-Language Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Visually Impairment & Blindness
    • Preschool Special Education
    We are looking forward to building positive relationships through effective communication with all stakeholders. We look forward to partnering with you as we work together to ensure that all children with disabilities achieve and that they are provided a continuum of appropriate, specialized services and supports.
     

     

    Special Education Contacts 

    Department of Special Education

    Atlanta Public Schools
    130 Trinity Avenue SW- 6th Floor
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    Phone: 
    Fax: 

     

    Executive Director of Special Education
    Emmaundia J. Ford
     
     
    Assistant Director of Special Education
    Anne Dirden
    404-802-2611
     
    Adminstrative Assistant II
    Latoyia Williams 
    404-802-2617
     
    Coordinator of Psychological Services 
    MaryAnn Green 
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator
    (Jackson K-8 & Therrell K-8)  
    Dr. Tracy Butler  
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Dr. Samantha Fitts 
    404-802-2617
     
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Dr. Samuel J. Hamilton 
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Carolyn Harris 
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Dr. Nicklaus Khan 
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Wanda Kleckley
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Dr. Chang Robbins  
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Tilnisha Rosser 
    404-802-2617
     
    Special Education Coordinator  
    Gale Womack Jordan 
    404-802-2617
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on September 21, 2021