Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services (IDDS)

Important Notice of Services Provided during Office Closures

  • Independent Living Program, our group and in-home supports program will remain open and questions can be directed to Lillian Gibson at 678-628-8902 or emailed to
  • Community Access Group, our Day Program will be closed starting on Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. Questions about the Day Program can be directed to Abby Frantz at 612-600-7343 or emailed to
  • Supported Employment Program will remain open and questions can be directed to Kenya Smith at 404-281-3502 or emailed to
  • If you need assistance with an aspect of your Waiver Services, then please contact Jen Keir at
  • If you have questions about your loved one’s health services, then please contact Lana Constant, RN at
  • If you’d like to speak to the Director, then please call Melissa DaSilva at 770-677-9420 or email

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services (IDDS) is open to people of all faiths and offers programs and services that support individuals with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.

IndependenceWORKS (IW) houses our Community Access Group, aka the Day Program, featuring supported employment and a community integration program with numerous outings and activities. We also have community volunteers visit our center monthly to share their talents directly or through leading classes in cooking, yoga, music and gardening activities to enrich our clients’ lives.

The Zimmerman- Horowitz Independent Living Program (Z-H ILP) is a highly individualized living program enabling adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible in a 24-hour shared home or in their own home.

IndependenceWORKS at JF&CS: Take a tour with IndependenceWORKS and learn more about our program.



Of Supported Employment candidates are happy with the training they received.


Of Supported Employment clients retained their employment for 6 months or more.


Of Community Access Group participants participate in 1 or more outings each week.


Of clients report improved social connections.

Funding provided in part by The Breman Foundation.


With your help, programs like IDDS can provide much-needed services within our community.