GCDD Blog

SELF-ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT - Exercise Your Voting Rights

SELF-ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT - Exercise Your Voting Rights
John McCarty, consultant and member of the Uniting for Change Leadership Collective, talks about what voting means to him as a citizen and self-advocate. I’ve always been interested in news. The news about how the government operates and what the government is doing has always fascinated me. I...

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GCDD VIEWPOINT - A Time of Opportunity

GCDD VIEWPOINT - A Time of Opportunity
As we move closer to 2021, we can either look at this time with regret and sadness – or as a time of opportunity. Though battling COVID-19 has meant being away from friends and family, new technology allows us to be together even when we are far apart. We at the Georgia Council on Developmental...

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EXPERT UPDATE - Keeping Employment First

EXPERT UPDATE - Keeping Employment First
The following is the complete interview led by Kate Brady from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) on employment for people with disabilities with Nick Perry, DeKalb Community Services Board; Melissa Rutland, Diversified Enterprises; and Doug Crandell, Institute on Human...

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GCDD Announces New NoFA/RFP for Virtual Advocacy Days Event Planner

Virtual Advocacy Days Event PlannerThe Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is requesting proposals from individuals or organizations to plan and manage logistics for our virtual advocacy events, hereafter known as Virtual Advocacy Days. Applications for this grant will be...

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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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