Celebration of Life for Dottie Adams

Celebration of Life for Dottie Adams
As many of you know, we had to reschedule January's celebration of Dottie Adams' life due to winter weather. We will gather together and celebrate the life of our dear friend and teacher on Saturday May 6th at 1pm at Centenary United Methodist Church in Macon, GA. A potluck reception will...

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Call to Action: I Am Medicaid Campaign

Are you covered by Medicaid? Do you have a loved one on Medicaid? Do you serve Medicaid patients? Then we need your help... Many of your fellow Georgians don’t understand the impact Medicaid has not only on their neighbors but on themselves. This is an effort to put a face on the word...

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TAKE ACTION TODAY: Just one more step for the Family Care Act

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Just one more step for the Family Care Act - Governor Deal's staff will review all legislation that passed in 2017 and make a recommendation about what action the Governor should take: sign, veto or allow legislation to become law without signature. Gov. Deal has until May 9...

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Event: Building Blocks to Financial Empowerment

Join us for an incredibly informative session on financial education and learn more about the ABLE Accounts in Georgia. We are partnering with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to provide financial empowerment opportunities for people with disabilities.ABLE (Achieving a Better Life...

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GNETS Feedback Meetings Scheduled by Department of Education

GNETS Feedback Meetings Scheduled by Department of Education
An important message from GCDD's Partner, the Georgia Advocacy Office. The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) is in the preliminary stages of drafting a new state rule governing the GNETS program and services, and they want to hear from Georgia families. The DOE is hosting four regional...

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The Rhythms and Patterns of Life

In the last issue of Making a Difference, I wrote about my conflicted opinion of the reality show Born this Way and how I wasn’t sure it was a realistic portrayal of the experience of families with members who have Down syndrome, or if it was even important that the portrayals rang true. In this...

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Federal Health Care Changes - GCDD Webinar Tomorrow!

Federal Health Care Changes - GCDD Webinar Tomorrow!

Call in to the GCDD Webinar Tomorrow at 1:30 PM!

You do not need to register in advance.

Hello Advocates, If you have turned on the news lately, picked up the paper, or tuned in to your favorite radio show, there is a good chance that you already know our US Congress in Washington DC is...

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GCDD Webinar on Federal Health Care Changes

GCDD Webinar on Federal Health Care Changes
Hello Advocates, If you have turned on the news lately, picked up the paper, or tuned in to your favorite radio show, there is a good chance that you already know our US Congress in Washington DC is currently discussing big changes to both Medicaid and our healthcare system. Phrases like Per...

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Myriad Acts of Change

In the years following I viewed diverse video projects, enjoyed live performing artists, studied with integrated dance companies and read about various artist/activist/advocates who were challenging the boundaries of imagination, artistic skill and cultural stereotypes by inciting exciting...

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Building Communities with Roving Listeners

Building Communities with Roving Listeners
My name is Lucas Rice. I live in Kathleen, GA. I began working with the Macon Roving Listeners in early June. Even though I am still in the learning process, I can tell that some changes have been made in the areas that have been listened to in the previous years. In the past, the residents...

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