GCDD Blog

PERSPECTIVES: Facilitating Changes in Policy

PERSPECTIVES: Facilitating Changes in Policy
Senator Nan Orrock and Representative Valencia Stovall spoke at the Employment Advocacy Days reminding attendees that sharing their story is the way to facilitate change in policy that affects people with disabilities. Below are excerpts of their brief addresses to the advocates. Senator Nan...

Continue Reading

MIA’s Space: Alternative Math

MIA’s Space: Alternative Math
People with disabilities and their families are forever in a defensive posture for defending the legitimacy of their need for Medicaid to provide healthcare and home and community-based services (HCBS) so they can live in the same communities as everyone else. Believe me, those of us fortunate...

Continue Reading

ADVOCACY ALERT: Take Action to Help Save Medicaid Now!

Advocates, The fight is not over and we need your help. Members of Congress are still considering repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with massive cuts to the Medicaid program. As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. this week, tell them not to repeal the ACA and to...

Continue Reading

Georgia Options Leads The Way

Georgia Options Leads The Way
Since 1992, a little known nonprofit organization in Athens, GA has been steadily making strides in caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). By working on a case by case basis, Georgia Options has dedicated itself to ensure people with disabilities thrive...

Continue Reading

The Future of Georgia’s Medicaid Program

The Future of Georgia’s Medicaid Program
With sweeping changes occurring in Washington, DC under the new administration, one of the biggest proposals to come out of the White House was the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that became law on March 23, 2010. Many of those changes would...

Continue Reading

Talking Disability Advocacy at the Georgia State Capitol

Talking Disability Advocacy at the Georgia State Capitol
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) held the 2017 Advocacy Days in February and March this year at the Georgia State Capitol – five different days of advocacy dedicated to issues that are integral to the success of the developmental disability community in the State. While a...

Continue Reading

A Review of the 2017 Georgia Legislative Session

A Review of the 2017 Georgia Legislative Session
Another year has come and gone and the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) spent every day of the 40-day legislative session advocating under the Gold Dome so we can fulfill our mission to promote public policy that enables integrated community life for people with disabilities,...

Continue Reading

Celebration of Life for Dottie Adams

Celebration of Life for Dottie Adams
As many of you know, we had to reschedule January's celebration of Dottie Adams' life due to winter weather. We will gather together and celebrate the life of our dear friend and teacher on Saturday May 6th at 1pm at Centenary United Methodist Church in Macon, GA. A potluck reception will...

Continue Reading

Call to Action: I Am Medicaid Campaign

Are you covered by Medicaid? Do you have a loved one on Medicaid? Do you serve Medicaid patients? Then we need your help... Many of your fellow Georgians don’t understand the impact Medicaid has not only on their neighbors but on themselves. This is an effort to put a face on the word...

Continue Reading

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Just one more step for the Family Care Act

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Just one more step for the Family Care Act - Governor Deal's staff will review all legislation that passed in 2017 and make a recommendation about what action the Governor should take: sign, veto or allow legislation to become law without signature. Gov. Deal has until May 9...

Continue Reading