About Us


Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett opened its doors 27 years ago with four students and has been growing and changing ever since to meet the needs of students. We currently serve 60 students ranging in age from 2 to mid-twenties. There is no typical student at Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. We have students with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, behavior disorders and many other conditions. No two students have the same challenges, and no two have the same dreams and goals. Some are headed to college. Others want to live independently, have friends, and feel productive. All our students receive individualized attention from our experienced and compassionate teachers, several of whom have disabilities similar to the students they teach. These teachers are proof that people with disabilities can lead happy, fulfilling lives.

In 2013, the board of directors determined that to move forward and meet the needs of more students, the school needed to embark on a capital campaign and build its much-needed, long-dreamed-about permanent facility.

The board oversees a campaign committee, which is responsible for executing the "If We Build It, They Will Grow" Capital Campaign.




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Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett

Mission Statement

  • To provide the highest quality of educational and therapeutic programming available to children with and without disabilities.
  • To nurture and challenge each student on his or her own level in all developmental and curricular areas.
  • To instill in each student the positive self-image and love for learning which will lead to life long learning and personal development.
  • To support parents in their growing understanding of their children’s needs and abilities and in their quest for the best learning environment for their children.

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