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APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 121,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA's mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Autism Source is the Autism Society of America's online presence, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. Their mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness, advocating, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.
The Georgia Advocacy Office is an independent, federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in Georgia. The GAO's mission is to organize their resources and follow their values and legal mandates in ways that substantially increase the number of people who are voluntarily standing beside and for people in Georgia who have significant disabilities and mental illness.
Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) is the state association for all psychologists working or residing in Georgia. GPA also gives back to the community through public health fairs, public education through social media, and providing doctoral expertise to the media and local organizations.
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The IAN Community is an online environment designed to act as a library and meeting place where everyone concerned with autism spectrum disorders can learn more about autism research. Everyone can participate and benefit from the IAN Community.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. NA makes no distinction between drugs, including alcohol. Membership is free, and they have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA, including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations.
NA in Georgia began in 1975 with its first meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then, The Georgia Regional Service Committee for Narcotics Anonymous (GRSCNA) has grown to over fifteen areas and has over eight hundred meetings registered in Georgia. GRSCNA serves addicts by offering local and regional information, including meeting times and locations, social events, and conventions.
The members of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) provide residential, therapeutic and/or education services to children, adolescents and young adults entrusted to them by parents and guardians. The common mission of NATSAP members is to promote the healthy growth, learning, motivation, and personal well-being of program participants.