GCDD Blog

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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URGENT: Health Care Attack in Tax Bill is on the FAST TRACK

URGENT: Health Care Attack in Tax Bill is on the FAST TRACK
The assault on people with disabilities and their families is continuing, this time through a tax bill instead of through a health bill. There has been very little coverage of this and it is really an all hands on deck alert that the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) coalition has...

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PERSPECTIVES: A Place of Belonging

PERSPECTIVES: A Place of Belonging
By Laura Sugg We became a part of Centenary United Methodist Church (Centenary) because of their acceptance of all, but also the acceptance and welcoming of my child and brother, who both have disabilities. What made me want to be a part of this church was their inclusion of all backgrounds,...

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PERSPECTIVES: The Path of Spiritual Advocacy

PERSPECTIVES: The Path of Spiritual Advocacy
By Teresa Heard The church has always been a haven for my husband and me since we were children. It has been a place where I felt I was a part of something spiritually and socially. My mother was an advocate to find me a spiritual home. So, now as a parent, this was a journey I never thought...

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Real Communities Spotlight: Al-Tamyoz Community Building Group

Real Communities Spotlight: Al-Tamyoz Community Building Group
Using the power of networking and relationship building to explore the development of community projects, the Exceptional Community Building Group (Al-Tamyoz) looks to build an inclusive community in the greater Clarkston area. As a Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Real...

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STRAIGHT TALK: Medicaid Matters

STRAIGHT TALK: Medicaid Matters
By Parker Glick “Medicaid Matters!” “Would you rather go to jail, than die in a nursing home?” “No Cuts! No Caps!” These statements were just some of the many chants that were commonly used to encourage legislators and their respective voters to not repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this...

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Emergency Planning Design

Emergency Planning Design
by Laura George The most important thing that a person can do for an impending disaster is to become informed on how they will live, survive and move forward after the event. When discussing Emergency Preparedness, it is best to consider it Emergency Planning Design because the topic includes...

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EVENT: Building Blocks to Financial Empowerment Session in Valdosta

Join us for an incredibly informative session on economic empowerment of people with disabilities. Learn about: The Money Smart program from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Accounts, tax advantaged savings and investment accounts...

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