At FOCUS, our mission is to embrace and equip families of children with disabilities to make everyday life better.
Children participating in FOCUS activities range in age from birth through 29 years old and have many types of physical and/or developmental disabilities, including rare genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome. FOCUS families are racially and ethnically diverse and share the common bond of having children with significant health challenges in their lives.
FOCUS was founded in August 1983 by parents seeking support for themselves and for their children with rare genetic illnesses. It quickly grew from a small living-room support group into an organization with innovative programs for both parents and children with developmental and physical disabilities. After 39 years of growth and two mergers, FOCUS now provides services for more than 4,500 Georgia families.
Serving more than 4,500 is made possible because of the support of incredible donors like you. Thank you for believing in what we do and in the children and families that we serve.