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Georgia State Rehabilitation Council Seeks Leaders

Georgia State Rehabilitation Council Seeks Leaders
The Georgia State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is seeking applications for new members. The SRC is a federally mandated council composed of Georgia citizens from across the state appointed by the Governor to represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities and stakeholders. The SRC...

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From 0% to 110%

From 0% to 110%
by Shannon Turner Weighing 1.9 pounds at birth in 1962, Alan Bittaker was the smallest male in America to survive when he was born during the sixth month of his mother’s pregnancy. His mom, Annette, has no idea what caused her to go into premature labor. But as it was her second pregnancy, she...

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What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates

What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates
by Alison Barkoff and Molly Burgdorf, Center for Public Representation The 116th Congress is off to a busy start! Congress has already introduced a number of bills impacting people with disabilities. Federal agencies also continue to take action on disability issues. Below are some of the most...

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Project SEARCH Open House

Project SEARCH Open House
by Clay Voytek The Woodbridge Group typically manufactures car seats at its plant in east DeKalb County, and the business could soon provide an immersive, on-site internship program for students with developmental disabilities who want to work. On March 23, students and parents gathered in the...

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Super Fest Super Fun for Kids and Young Adults with Disabilities

Super Fest Super Fun for Kids and Young Adults with Disabilities
Right before the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots took to the gridiron in downtown Atlanta for the Super Bowl, there was another big gameday experience taking place down the street. Along with the Atlanta Falcons, The Matthew Foundation hosted the 2019 Super Fest Atlanta at the...

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Disability Advocates Pack the House to Educate Legislators

Disability Advocates Pack the House to Educate Legislators
Over 280 disability advocates came to the Georgia State Capitol in February and March to meet with their legislators and discuss the issues that were of importance to the disability community in Georgia. The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) hosted its Third Annual Advocacy...

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REAL COMMUNITIES: The Power of the Pedal

REAL COMMUNITIES: The Power of the Pedal
by Jennifer Bosk Getting around Macon just became a lot more accessible to those who have no car, live far from bus stops or can’t walk long distances. Re-Cycle Macon, a program through Centenary Community Ministries, provides free bicycles to adults who need transportation. Started in June of...

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GCDD IMPACT: Learning Support Fund Aids Advocates

GCDD IMPACT: Learning Support Fund Aids Advocates
by Jennifer Bosk Okur-chung neurodevelopmental syndrome was discovered three years ago, and only eight children were diagnosed with it then. Keri and Ross Ninness’ son, Thomas, was number six of those eight. Last August, when the Ninnesses of Georgia saw an Okur-chung Neurodevelopmental...

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