GCDD Blog

Expert Update: Creating the Gold Standard of Disability Hiring

Expert Update: Creating the Gold Standard of Disability Hiring
This is an excerpt from Randy Lewis’ talk at the Impact Business Speaker Series at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. My son, Austin, has autism. He didn’t speak until he was age 10. He’s trying to make up for lost time if you ever get a chance to talk to him. He was the first student...

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STRAIGHT TALK: Carving a Path to Success

STRAIGHT TALK: Carving a Path to Success
By Amara Hazzard My name is Amara Maria Hazzard, and I am a second year student at the EXCEL program at Georgia Tech. EXCEL is a certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I grew up in Georgia and attended a mostly segregated school, and I took most of...

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Real Communities Spotlight: ConnectAbility

Real Communities Spotlight: ConnectAbility
In Dahlonega, a town of just over 5,000 people, seeing the same faces every day is common. For ConnectAbility, it’s not just about seeing those faces, but also getting to know who they are. As a new Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Real Communities partner, ConnectAbility...

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Employees with Disabilities Take Legislators to Work

Employees with Disabilities Take Legislators to Work
By Jennifer Bosk The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) has made integrated employment of individuals with disabilities a top goal in its Five Year Plan. That’s why State Representative Sheila Jones (D-District 53) saw first-hand how Matthew Roush, an operations analyst at...

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GCDD to host Notice of Funds Available (NoFA) Applicants' Conference

Applicants for GCDD’s three available NoFAs (Notice of Funds Available) are invited to participate in an applicants’ conference on Tuesday, January 16th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Interested parties are invited to ask their questions and have them answered before they respond to the requests for...

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Take the GCDD Communications Survey!

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities would like your participation in a short survey on how we communicate with you, your family, friends and fellow Georgians about issues important to the developmental disability community. The results will be used to better serve people with...

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