Dear SNS families and staff,

Following Governor Brian Kemp’s recommendation that schools should consider closing to limit the spread of COVID-19, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has decided to air on the side of caution and cancel school during the week of March 16th to March 20th, 2020.

During this time, SNS has secured the services of a commercial cleaning company who will be cleaning and sanitizing the school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays using the EvaClean Infection Prevention System. As predicted, this remains a very fluid situation and SNS continues its work to ensure it has the best information and is prepared to take appropriate actions based on the guidance received from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health, The Gwinnett County Health Department and the Georgia Department of Education. We will continue to monitor this situation and will remain in contact via e-mail and Remind for future updates.

660 Davis Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


The Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


Our special needs students are children first with all of the needs, desires, and feelings of children without disabilities.  They are more like other children than different.  Their disabilities are inconveniences that keep them from enjoying full lives, and therefore must be overcome or compensated for so that the children can grow and move out into the world.

SNS exists for its students; the students do not exist for the school.  Children do not have to “qualify” for SNS, they simply must need it. Students don’t have to fit into the classes; the class and program is made to meet the individual student’s needs.

Classes are cross-categorical and grouped, with occasional exceptions, by chronological age.  Each student has something to offer his/her classmates.  Higher functioning students are models for their lower functioning peers.  Lower functioning students teach their peers patience, tolerance, and compassion.  Each student learns that he/she does some things better than other classmates do and some things not as well.  They learn that a person’s value is not related to what he/she can or can’t do but is inherent in his/her very existence as a child of God.

Parents know their children the best and can provide us with the most important information about our students.  We listen to their pain and joy; support their efforts and treat them with respect, concern, compassion and gentleness.


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  • Developmental delays
  • Physical disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Speech & Language Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Intellectual Disorders
  • Learning about themselves, each other, their families, homes, community and world;
  • Learning how to get along with adults and other children;
  • To provide the highest quality of educational and therapeutic programs
  • To nurture and challenge
  • To instill in each student
  • To support parents