Rutledge Center supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities aged 19 and older.


Adults aged 19 and older with developmental disabilities are eligible to apply for services through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). Eligibility is initially handled through DBHDD and all individuals interested in services will need to be placed on the state planning list which is administered through DBHDD. (Please see video below about NOW/COMP waiver)

To receive an application for services please call Region 6 Intake and Evaluation at 706-565-7835 / 877-565-8040 and ask them to mail you an application for Developmental Disability Services or you may access the application online here.

After you have submitted the application their office should contact you within 14 days to set up a screening assessment meeting. It is suggested that you start a file/folder to keep up with all the paperwork needed to complete this process and that you make copies of each form to keep for yourself. It is also suggested that you record names, dates and email addresses of each person you speak with during this process. Finally, if possible, it is suggested that you use email to keep up with documents and times/dates electronically.

Note: It is encouraged that individuals in the school system request to be placed on the planning list at least 5 years prior to graduation.


There is often a gap in services for students between high school and the attainment of adult services. Rutledge Center can help fill this gap and provide individuals with disabilities services that will enable them to have increased independence, socialization, life skills, job development and other necessary resources that will help prepare them for the next phase in their life. Contact the Rutledge Center Director, Ann Newton, to learn more about the transition and how we can help you along the way.



If you would like to know more about the Rutledge Center or if you would like a tour please contact Ann Newton, Executive Director/IDD Professional, at 770-251-6515 ext. 214, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm