Critical Need for Inclusion in the Arts

Critical Need for Inclusion in the Arts
When I describe Full Radius Dance as a physically integrated company composed of dancers with and without disabilities to a new acquaintance, their response is usually along the lines of, “That must be so rewarding.” After hearing this repeatedly, I began asking myself, “Why? Why this reaction?...

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GCDD ADVOCACY ALERT: NOW Waiver Public Forums

GCDD ADVOCACY ALERT: NOW Waiver Public Forums
NOW WAIVER PUBLIC FORUMS The New Options Waiver Program (NOW) which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is scheduled for renewal in September 2017 via application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Department of Community Health and the...

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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

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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