Moving Forward: Vol. 18, Issue 7

DISABILITY DAY AT THE CAPITOL! More than 2,000 advocates, friends and family members gathered at the Capitol steps on a beautiful, sunny day to hear from speakers including Governor Nathan Deal, Commissioner Frank Berry of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Executive Director Greg Schmieg of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Rabbi Analia Bortz led a prayer for fallen soldiers. Governor Deal praised the Academy for Inclusive Learning at Kennesaw State and expressed his desire to expand similar opportunities all over Georgia.

GCDD's Executive Director Eric Jacobson emceed the rally and Public Policy Director D'Arcy Robb brought the crowd up to date on efforts to secure funding that would expand inclusive post-secondary programs to four other Georgia universities, Unlock the Waiting Lists!, House Bill 290 ("The Family Care Act"), Georgia's death penalty law as it relates to proving intellectual disability, and House Bill 309 ("Ava's Law").

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