Real Communities Collaborates to Impact Change

Real Communities Collaborates to Impact Change
Real Communities Partnerships, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) award-winning initiative, began as a place where people of all abilities are valued equally and are active participants in making the community better for everyone. Today, GCDD has a strong foundation of six...

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Participants needed for The Family Mentor Program

Help influence the social work professionals of tomorrow through this fantastic Family Mentoring opportunity!! This is your chance to “educate the next generation of leaders who will support people with disabilitiesand their families in living more productive, fuller lives.” Dr. Daniel Crimmins,...

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PolicyBite: February 3, 2017

Hello Advocates! Let us first say a big thank you to all of the advocates that came out on Wednesday for our DD waivers/IPSE Advocacy Day. Turnout was so high that we actually ran out of chairs in Central Presbyterian Church - talk about a good "problem" to have! If you missed the advocacy...

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Disability in the Media – Changing for the Better?

Disability in the Media – Changing for the Better?
There is no denying that the representation of people with disabilities in the media has risen in recent times. Especially in visual media where shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones and ABC’s Speechless have cast actors with disabilities in roles that may or may not be related to their particular...

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GCDD Kicks off Second Take Your Legislator to Work Day

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) kicked off its second annual Take Your Legislator to Work Day (TYLTWD) in October 2016 to commemorate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The objective of this campaign is to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring...

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Get Ready for the 2017 Legislative Session

Get Ready for the 2017 Legislative Session
The phrase, “What a difference a year makes,” certainly rings true today. Since the conclusion of the 2016 Georgia legislative session, there have been so many changes in leadership on the federal, state and local levels. A presidential election was held, new legislators were elected bringing a...

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Advocating to the Fullest

Advocating to the Fullest
Georgians with disabilities want to live full lives in our communities and they are fully capable of doing so. And we know that if we, the citizens of Georgia, choose to make positive changes to our system, more and more people with disabilities will be working in our communities, living with...

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GCDD Welcomes Six New Advisory Members

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities welcomes six new advisory Council members to its board. The advisory members are selected by Council members, have no voting rights, and each serve one two-year term. Ms. June Armour, Self-AdvocateAthens, Georgia 30601706.548.9553 Ms. Christine...

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Making GA Beaches Accessible - Public Input Session

Comprehensive Disability Accessibility Assessment and Improvement Plan Public Input Session The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) and the Georgia State ADA Coordinator’s Office are engaged in the development of a Comprehensive Disability Accessibility Assessment and Improvement Plan to enhance...

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