Early Intervention Services and Legal Services

Early Intervention Services

Project Healthy Grandparents professional staff identify grandchildren ages 0 – 5 years who may have developmental delays due to prenatal exposure to drugs and/or alcohol. If delays are indicated, referral is made to the Marcus Institute’s Fetal Alcohol Center at Emory University for a thorough medical, social, psychological and educational evaluation. PHG then works with the grandparents to implement the recommendations of the Marcus Autism Center. Referrals are made to appropriate public health, education, and social services for young children, including but not limited to Babies Can’t Wait, Preschool Special Education, Early Head Start/Head Start, and Children’s Medical Services.

Legal Services

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS) works with PHG to provide adoption and other legal services to clients. ALAS also refers clients to the private law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton when necessary and provide legal education group meetings for grandparent caregivers during their one-year enrollment in the program.