All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD), Georgia’s preeminent provider of support services for families living with developmental disabilities, has added Dr. Bernadette C. Marson to its Board of Directors.
“We’re excited about the skills Dr. Marson bring to the table for AADD,” said All About Developmental Disabilities Board President Judith Stanley. “She brings experience, passion and the national perspective we need to support Georgians with developmental disabilities.”
Dr. Marson is the director of training, extended access programs (EAP) and clinical consultation for Marson LCSW and Consulting Services, PLLC, a company she founded in 2007. A graduate of Adelphi University, she is an experienced administrator and licensed clinical practitioner with over 20 years experience in human services. A faculty member at both Adelphi University and Walden University, Dr. Marson is also the immediate past vice president of the National Association of Social Workers in New York State.
About All About Developmental Disabilities
Founded in 1956, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing family support, advocacy and training opportunities for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
Developmental disabilities are defined as severe chronic intellectual and/or physical 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 manifest early in life (before age 22) and last a lifetime.
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 www.AADD.org or call us at (404) 881-9777.