- Paige Havens | GwinnettCitizen.com
It is estimated that there are more than 1.6 million caregivers in the metro Atlanta area and at least 266,000 right here in Gwinnett County. There are parents in our community caring for adult children with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, autism, cystic fibrosis, mental illness, and other ongoing medical conditions. Some families are caring for aging parents whose physical or mental capacities are beginning to fail. There are spouses of disabled loved ones, families coping with long-term treatments or debilitating chronic diseases, and a large number of disabled veterans needing support.