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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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First Steps to Support  

Step #1
Contact your school's counselor and discuss the situation.  Perhaps your concerns can be addressed locally.  If they have a teacher for exceptional children at that school, you can setup an appointment and discuss the situation. 

Step #2
Contact the local Parent Support Group.  They do a lot of volunteer work for the local schools - working with other parents and students with special needs.  Perhaps they can give you some ideas and/or suggestions.  They have contacts and experience that can help you find the support you are looking for. 

Step #3
Do some background research through the Internet.  You may find information or support groups that will provide you with the terminology and insight into your area of concern.  It's always good to know how to communicate with others in terms they understand.

Step #4
Maintain communication with your child's teacher and other team members with the Department for Exceptional Children at your child's school.  If you feel your concerns can not be solved at the assigned school for your child, contact the Program Manager for your child's school.

Department for Exceptional Children
2001 Cynthia Street
Savannah GA   31415
Office:  (912) 395-5583
Fax:  (912) 201-5581

After talking with the Program Manager, if you feel that your concerns are still not being addressed, contact the office of the Executive Director for the Department for Exceptional Children.

Department of Specialized Instruction
208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA   31401
Office:  (912) 395-5877
Fax:  (912) 201-7692

Step #5
If you find the assistance you have been looking for, share your findings. Contact the Department for Exceptional Children and the Parent Support Group and let them know what you learned. Perhaps your experience and findings will help to assist other parents with similar concerns.

Other Links That Might Be Of Assistance:

GA Department of Education
Special Education Services and Supports
Office:  (404) 656-3963
Fax:  (404) 651-6457

Georgia Advocacy
127 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-5798
Parent to Parent of GA
3805 Presidential Parkway #207
Atlanta, GA  30340
(800) 229-2038

Babies Can't Wait/Early Intervention
24 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 644-5200 or Toll free at 1-877-808-3689

Please see our 2012 Community Resources Guide (PDF) for a more detailed list of community agencies that provide local support and resources.