All About Developmental Disabilities Receives 4-Star Ranking from Charity Navigator; Three-Year Accreditation Term from CARF


Contact: Kim Speece, Leff & Associates, (404) 849-6579,

ATLANTA, June 13, 2016 – All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD), a Decatur-based nonprofit providing advocacy, family support services and training for Georgia families living with developmental disabilities, has received a 4-Star ranking from Charity Navigator and a three-year accreditation from the nonprofit’s key monitoring agency, the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

  • Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator ( is the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.  Its rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. Along with the 4-Star rating, AADD received an overall score of 91.84.
  • CARF ( is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. AADD received a three-year accreditation term, the longest period possible. 

Quote from Kathy Keeley:

“Our staff and board have worked tirelessly over the last year to make sure AADD is accountable to our clients, with financials that are transparent,” said Kathy Keeley, AADD’s Executive Director. “These high ratings make it clear to our partners, donors and volunteers that AADD is providing service at the highest level.”

Developmental disabilities are defined as severe chronic disabilities that limit three or more critical functional abilities.  Examples include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism disorders, fetal alcohol disorders and intellectual disabilities.  These disabilities often manifest early in life (before age 18) and last a lifetime.

All About Developmental Disabilities

Founded in 1956, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating lifelong support, education and opportunities for children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities.  AADD provides support services, advocacy and training to families living with developmental disabilities.

Georgia relies on a disjointed system of services and support that cannot be sustained long-term.  Economic uncertainties are reducing funding support, even as the number of people in need increases.  AADD offers a range of services focusing on Family Support, Public Policy and Advocacy and Community Engagement.  For more information, go to or call us at (404) 881-9777.