May 13, 2015
The City of Johns Creek has been named a Special Needs Certified City, making it the largest municipality in Georgia with the designation.
The certification was awarded by Special Needs Certified, a social enterprise that focuses on educating employees on understanding, engaging, and serving residents with special needs. All fulltime employees and contract staff with the City participated in the awareness program.
“This designation highlights the importance the City places on customer service and meeting the needs of all members of our community,” said Mayor Mike Bodker.
The Special Needs certification builds on the City of Johns Creek’s efforts to provide the highest level of customer service to all citizens, including adaptive recreation programs for residents with special needs such as the Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt, bocce ball tournaments, and the Summer Kick-Off Picnic.
Special Needs Certified offers online training for organizations wanting to make a lasting difference in how they serve the community. Online training videos are divided into three parts: "Understanding Those with Special Needs," "Engaging Those with Special Needs" and "Serving Those with Special Needs."
Certified businesses and organizations are listed on the Special Needs Certified website and social media pages, where individuals and families with special needs can search and find special needs-friendly businesses.
The City of Johns Creek is presently featured at the bottom of the Special Needs Certified homepage for its recent certification. For more information, visit the Special Needs Certified website