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GCDD'S Five Year Planning Process Update – August 2020

GCDD'S Five Year Planning Process Update – August 2020
What We Learned from the Virtual Townhall Listening Sessions To encourage more robust participation, virtual townhalls were scheduled in August to discuss various topics that will inform GCDD’s next Five Year Plan. If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the townhall meetings, you can...

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Mia got COVID

Mia got COVID
by Pat Nobbie, Mia's Mom Mia got COVID. Those of you who followed Mia’s Space when I worked for GCDD know her. She has no other complicating health conditions except for “morbid obesity,” which is the clinical term for being very overweight. Despite her weight, Mia is active. She works 20...

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GCDD is Hiring a Policy and Advocacy Fellow

GCDD Public Policy and Advocacy Fellowship Position Description: The Public Policy and Advocacy Fellowship is a paid, 6 month opportunity at GCDD. The fellow will be responsible for supporting the GCDD Public Policy team in promoting public policy that creates an integrated community life for...

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GCDD Announces the Dottie Adams Scholarship Fund

GCDD Announces the Dottie Adams Scholarship Fund
To support dedicated advocates like Dottie Adams, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is proud to announce on August 5, 2020 (which is Dottie's birthday) that its Learning Opportunities Support Fund will now be the Dottie Adams Scholarship Fund. The fund awards small...

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Meet the People Behind “6,000 Waiting,” GCDD’s Forthcoming Documentary

Meet the People Behind “6,000 Waiting,” GCDD’s Forthcoming Documentary
After much hard work from the Friends of L’Arche project team, along with film producers, editors and directors, GCDD is excited to soon release its film, “6,000 Waiting.” Seasoned filmmakers Michael McDonald, Lexi Read and Zach Read came together and created a stunning look into the lives of...

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GCDD VIEWPOINT - Justice and Equality

GCDD VIEWPOINT - Justice and Equality
I hope that you are all doing well during this time of great change. Not only have we dealt with a global pandemic, economic chaos and a state primary election riddled with criticism – but now we are witnessing people in the streets asking for justice and equity. Never in many of our lifetimes...

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