Report criticizes state’s transfers of disabled into communities

ATLANTA — Georgia continues to show a lack of progress in moving people with developmental disabilities out of state-run hospitals, an independent monitor says. The report by independent reviewer Elizabeth Jones, filed in federal court, said just four individuals with developmental disabilities...

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Public forums on developmental disabilities planned

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities will host a series of 11 public forums Monday through September across the statee to collect input on its next strategic plan. Organizers hope feedback from the community on subjects ranging from employment to education to housing and services...

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GCDD Hosts Public Forum in Albany

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities hosted a public forum in Albany, GA this past month. The forums are being held to gather input from Georgians with disabilities and other stakeholders on services and supports for disabilities in the State. The feedback will be used to plan the...

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Photos show bumps on road to ADA

Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel The pictures alone are powerful: black-and-white images blown up to poster size, showing people with disabilities chained to the wheels of Greyhound buses, crawling up the Capitol stairs, snaking in long, long lines down city streets with signs on...

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ADA Legacy Tour Photo Gallery

Sue Guinn Legg, Johnson City Press The Americans With Disabilities Act Legacy Tour made a stop in Johnson City Tuesday to increase awareness of the civil rights battle people with disabilities waged to remove the societal barriers that once excluded them from their communities. On display at...

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Photos capture Disability Day 2015

Neighbor Newspapers captured the 2015 Disability Day at the Capitol through photos. Click here to see the photos and below are text captions describing the photos' contents. 1) Special / Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities / Disability rights advocates recently participated in the...

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Medicaid care coordination put back on hold

Andy Miller, Georgia Health News The state has shelved its attempt to coordinate care of Medicaid beneficiaries who are elderly or disabled. The Georgia Department of Community Health said Tuesday that it was not proceeding “at this time’’ with soliciting bids from potential vendors to operate...

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