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PUBLIC POLICY FOR THE PEOPLE: The Disability Vote Counts!

PUBLIC POLICY FOR THE PEOPLE: The Disability Vote Counts!
“VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES!” – Justin Dart In this edition of Public Policy for the People, we will be focusing on the upcoming 2020 election, which sees key national and state seats up for grabs. This election will certainly be one for the history books, as much of our...

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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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