Epoch Times: For People With Disabilities, Four Deadly Words in Georgia

In Georgia, four little words mean the difference between life and death for a small subset of people. The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that the states must not execute a person with an intellectual disability. In Georgia, and only in Georgia, a convicted murderer must prove to a jury that he or...

Isaac appointed to Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal appointed 23 people to various statewide boards in November, and one of those appointees was Special Olympics Georgia athlete Nandi Isaac. Isaac of Macon was one of seven people appointed to the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the group is...

Program helps Hall students with disabilities land jobs

There are more jobs at Northeast Georgia Medical Center than those filled by doctors, nurses and technicians. There are cooks and mail sorters, people working clerical jobs, manual labor and hundreds of other roles that can be filled by employees of various educational levels. A partnership...

On the job: Autistic man takes legislator to work

A young Canton man with autism took his state representative to work with him Wednesday as part of “Take Your Legislator to Work” day, sponsored by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. Chad Roberts took state Rep. Scot Turner, R-Holly Springs, along with him to Sweetwater Growers...

Athens residents invited to speak out on disabilities

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities hosts a series of public forums in order to collect public input on its next strategic plan in nine Georgia cities, including in Athens on today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Georgia Continuing Education Center located at 1197 South...

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...

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...