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Saving Georgia’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Saving Georgia’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
By Adina Solomon For more than four decades, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) has advocated for people with developmental disabilities and acted as a liaison between them and state leaders. Today, the Council is made up of a 24-member board appointed by Governor Nathan...

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APSE Focuses on Integrated Competitive Employment Climate

APSE Focuses on Integrated Competitive Employment Climate
by RJ Moshay Changes are on the horizon in Employment First, and the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) stands ready to help navigate these uncharted waters at its upcoming two-day regional institute in Atlanta, November 2-3, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown. For...

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Growing Entrepreneurship and Self-employment

Growing Entrepreneurship and Self-employment
by RJ Moshay October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The campaign is led by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Great strides are...

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Pats on the back all around!

Pats on the back all around!
Graham-Cassidy Update We did it! We advocated so well and so hard that the Senate will not be voting on the Graham-Cassidy bill! This is exciting news and we should all be feeling very proud. That said, we have been here before. We have celebrated only to learn weeks later that a healthcare...

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#SaveMedicaid: Submit your Comments by Monday 9AM Eastern

#SaveMedicaid: Submit your Comments by Monday 9AM Eastern
Calling all Medicaid Advocates! WHAT: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee will be holding a hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill on Monday at 2 pm. The hearing record needs to be filled with strong statements of opposition from organizations and individuals and stories of the devastating...

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Congress is Back & It's Time to Protect Medicaid!

Congress is Back & It's Time to Protect Medicaid!
Congress Returns to Work Congress is back in Washington, D.C. this week after their August recess. While the Senate was unable to pass any healthcare legislation before going on recess, the healthcare debate is still alive and well in Washington DC. Where some Senators are trying to revive...

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Attend a Town Hall while Congress is in Recess!

Attend a Town Hall while Congress is in Recess!
With Congress in recess for the month of August, now is the time to make your appointments and attend town hall meetings to raise your voice. We must make sure our US Senators and US Representatives understand how important Medicaid is to us here in Georgia. With cuts to Medicaid proposed in...

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STRAIGHT TALK: Revolutionizing Accessibility

STRAIGHT TALK: Revolutionizing Accessibility
By Brandon Winfield The journey to where I am now all started nearly a decade ago. As far back as I can remember, my love for dirt bikes trumped everything else. I got my first bike at five years old, crashed really hard one time and retired ... for about five years. I got my next dirt bike...

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MIA’S SPACE: Why Are We Still Here?

MIA’S SPACE: Why Are We Still Here?
By Pat Nobbie, PhD, Mia’s mom It’s conference season. I travel the country and talk to families, people with disabilities, providers, and academics about what’s happening. This summer, the theme is social determinants of health – the impact that employment, stable, safe and affordable housing,...

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Talent and Jobs Are Building Stronger Communities

Talent and Jobs Are Building Stronger Communities
By Jennifer Bosk Grassroots efforts are building stronger communities in both Macon and Lawrenceville by showcasing the talents and work skills of people with disabilities. These successful efforts are promoting awareness, changing attitudes and encouraging inclusion among everyday citizens –...

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