Georgia AHEAD History
Georgia AHEAD Accomplishments
Georgia AHEAD has been in the forefront of developing and promoting collaborative inter-agency relationships focused on transitioning students with disabilities from high school into the various educational systems. As a result, active participation in both local and regional inter-agency councils is occurring.
Around 1989 and 1990, informal "networking" lunches were being held by service providers from several colleges and technical schools in Atlanta. Representatives from these campuses "combined forces" to assess the interest in forming a larger networking system. In the Fall of 1991, the "First Professional Networking and Organizational Meeting" was held in Atlanta with 27 attendees. Thus was created what is now known as Georgia AHEAD. Membership has grown to over 85 persons, representing 2 and 4 year public and private colleges and technical schools around the state. The By-Laws were instituted using the constitution from AHEAD as a model. We are now serving as a model for a number of other states. Representatives from Georgia AHEAD have presented at national conferences such as AHEAD and Touch the Future.