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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
- Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) 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 (www.carf.org) 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.
All About Developmental Disabilities
Founded in 1956,
Georgia relies on a disjointed system of services and support that cannot be sustained long-term.