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Keep Fighting to #SaveMedicaid!

Keep Fighting to #SaveMedicaid!

Olmstead and #SaveMedicaid

Today is the 18th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. LC, where the court declared that people with disabilities have a civil right under the Americans with Disabilities Act to live and participate in their communities. The AHCA's...

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Voter Education Event

Voter Education Event
Tuesday, June 27, 201710:00 AM to NoonOne West Court Square, Suite 625, Decatur, Georgia 30030Georgia Advocacy Office Hosted by the Georgia Advocacy OfficeIn Partnership with People First of Georgia and Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)We will validate parking for anyone parking in the...

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Get the Senate to #ShowUsTheBill!

Get the Senate to #ShowUsTheBill!

No Cuts! No Caps! #SaveMedicaid

TODAY (Tuesday, June 20), Senate Republicans will meet to discuss and be briefed on the contents of the Senate version of the AHCA at their caucus lunch from 12:30 to 2 pm. The public has not seen the bill, and Senators have indicated we won't until right...

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Join GCDD’s Campaign to #SaveMedicaid!

Join GCDD’s Campaign to #SaveMedicaid!

No Cuts! No Caps! #SaveMedicaid

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities has launched the No Cuts! No Caps! social media campaign to bring to attention to the $834 billion cuts to Medicaid in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and being considered by the Senate. The ...

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Save Medicaid: Call & Educate Senator Isakson & Perdue Today!

Save Medicaid: Call & Educate Senator Isakson & Perdue Today!

No Cuts! No Caps! #SaveMedicaid

Advocates, thank you to everyone that participated in last Tuesday's "Don't Cap Our Care" Day. The work has only just begun though. We are hearing from our partners in Washington DC that the Senate is moving quickly to draft and vote. We believe the Senate will...

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Protect Our Medicaid: Call & Educate Senators Perdue and Isakson

WHO: Do you or someone you love rely on Medicaid services to meet their daily needs? Remember, in Georgia Medicaid for people with disabilities is called: NOW: New Options Waiver COMP: Comprehensive Supports Waiver CCSP: Community Care Services Program SOURCE: Service Options Using...

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Creating Sustainable Change

Creating Sustainable Change
In Making a Difference Winter 2017, we previously covered Real Communities Partnerships which create welcoming and inclusive communities where people of all abilities are valued equally and are active participants in making life better for everyone. Through a circle and collaborative approach,...

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STRAIGHT TALK: My Life. My Advocacy.

STRAIGHT TALK: My Life. My Advocacy.
By Kurt Vogel My name is Kurt Vogel, I’m a student at Georgia Tech’s Expanding Career, Education and Leadership Opportunities (Excel) Program, a program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Through Excel, I am a research assistant at Georgia Tech’s Center for...

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