Welcome to SPADD – Georgia’s Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities!

SPADD is an inclusive association of community-based organizations that support people with disabilities. SPADD’s mission is to improve services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Georgia. To accomplish this mission, SPADD focuses on educating the provider community on best practices in the field, advocacy, and education regarding public policy.
SPADD members believe in a common set of shared values:

  • Integrity
  • Competence
  • Professional Conduct
  • Promotion of Choice
  • Individual Value and Dignity
  • Social Responsibility

Benefits of Membership

  • News and Notes – the most comprehensive weekly communication piece available to providers covering topics of local, state and national importance in provision of DD services and supports
  • Discounted pricing on an variety of products and professional services including workers compensation, access to labor and health care attorneys, program software, and other vendor members.
  • Reduced registration fee for annual conference
  • Networking and professional support from colleagues around the state
  • SPADD has a seat on the DD Advisory Council representing it’s membership
  • SPADD has well respected and recognized Governmental Affairs Liaisons representing providers at the Capitol
  • SPADD has routinely scheduled meetings with the Director of the DD Division of DBHDD


Important Message: The 17th Annual SPADD Conference

The SPADD Board of Directors has carefully considered the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the state of national emergency, and has decided to cancel the 17th Annual SPADD conference scheduled for April 27-28, 2020. 

The SPADD conference is our association’s most anticipated annual event, bringing together a diverse group of intellectual and developmental disability providers for connection, motivation, and mobilization on critical advocacy efforts. But we trust everyone understands the need to be safe during this time of uncertainty. Please contact Angela Easter with any questions about the cancellation. Thank you for supporting SPADD. We look forward to seeing you at SPADD’s next annual conference in 2021!