Volunteer Lawyer Foundation's "Advocacy in Education for Children with
Special Needs" program, helps the families of special needs children determine
whether a child is receiving that level of education.
Autism Society of American - Greater Georgia Chapter. ASA-GGC is a
leading voice and resource of the Georgia Autism Community in education,
advocacy, services, information and referral, and support. ASA-GGC is committed
to enabling meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of
life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA-GGC
holds an "Autism 101" class quarterly to help parents of newly diagnosed
children get oriented and a broad set of information about Autism. Dr.
Montgomery has participated in each workshop since the inception of this program,
or been represented by our staff..
Cherokee Spectrum Support group is an
Autism Spectrum parent support group in Cherokee County that initially met at
our clinic when forming. Dr. Montgomery has spoken to the group several
times about issues related to diagnosis, assessment, and related topics in the
Autism Support Group of Cobb County is the
successor to the Cobb County Autism/Asperger Support Group and meets at Mt.
Bethel UMC. Over the past 6 years Dr. Montgomery has repeatedly spoken to
the group about assessment and diagnosis, behavior plans, developmental issues,
and other topics.
Advocacy Office (GAO) "is a private non-profit corporation. Its mission
is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are
labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy.
GAO's work is mandated by Congress, and GAO has been designated by Georgia as
the agency to implement Protection and Advocacy within the state."
Georgia Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division has a committee that Advocates
for Students with Disabilities. "This committee was formed
because many school districts are not providing the education required by the
Americans With Disabilities Act. The committee recruits lawyers willing to
represent these children in due process hearings and in court cases."
Craig Goodmark, Co-Chair.
Gwinnett Spectrum Autism Support Group.
Spectrum Autism Support Group (SPECTRUM) was established in
the fall of 1998 for families, friends and teachers of children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders (ASD) within Gwinnett County, Georgia and the surrounding
areas. It is a parent operated group whose mission is to provide support,
education and resources encompassing the entire spectrum of ASD for children and
adults. Dr. Montgomery has spoken repeatedly to the Spectrum Support group
on a variety of topics.
County Sheriff's Office conducts training several times a year for Deputies
regarding mental health issues, crisis prevention and handling a crisis that may
involve someone with a mental health issue, and invites community professionals
to provide real-world information to the Deputies. Dr. Montgomery has
presented to the training classes several times to help support our local law
enforcement officers in their difficult jobs.
University of Georgia School of Law's Family Violence Clinic and Special
Education Practicum provides Pro Bono legal support to families who can not
afford an attorney to represent them in special education matters. Dr.
Montgomery has provided pro bono case consultation to the lawyers and law
students on cases involving a variety of behavioral, educational, and