Archived Press Releases

Archived Press Releases

Over 1,600 Georgians Expected at State Capitol for Disability Day 2007 - Falcon’s quarterback D.J. Shockley and National disability advocate Michael Morris to address Rally

MEDIA ADVISORY WHO: Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD)• State legislators and elected officials• National Disability Institute Director Michael Morris• Falcon's quarterback and disability advocate D.J. Shockley• Gail Heyman, Pres. Fragile X Association of GA• Dr. Steve...

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Disability Day At The Capitol 2007

ATLANTA, GA (February 19, 2007) - The significance of the annual Disability Day At The Capitol, sponsored by the Governor's Council On Developmental Disabilities (GCDD¬) and partnering agencies, goes well beyond the swelling crowd of 1600 expected for what has become the largest annually...

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A Hidden Shame: Death in Georgia’s Mental Hospitals

ATLANTA, GA (January 24, 2007) - Why would an 11 year-old, with an initial diagnosis of Autism be placed in an institution? Why did young Sarah's family feel institutionalization was their only choice?The story of Sarah Crider (January 7), the first in an occasional series of articles by Alan...

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10 New Video Shorts to Increase Disability Awareness

10 New Video Shorts to Increase Disability Awareness Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Debuts Public Awareness Video Series“Voices Beyond the Mirror” Offers Candid Stories from People with Disabilities ATLANTA, GA (August 31, 2011) – Last month, at its Making A Difference Annual...

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Disability Awareness Videos Reach 1,800 Online Views

Disability Awareness Videos Reach 1,800 Online Views “Voices Beyond the Mirror” Video Series Georgia Council Presents Candid Talk From Persons Living With Disabilities ATLANTA, GA (October 6, 2011) – In an effort to foster familiarity and understanding, spread knowledge and spark...

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