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What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates

What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates
by Alison Barkoff, Director of Advocacy, Center for Public Representation Summer is winding down in DC, and Congress is returning from their recess. This summer was unusually active, with a number of significant federal rules coming out that impact people with disabilities. This issue will...

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In the Workplace

In the Workplace
By Adrianne Murchison & Devika Rao Every Friday, Digital Technology Partners holds a lunch-staff meeting where each department shares positive activities that took place throughout the week and benefit the company. Among the employees who give a brief report is Hannah Hibben on how many...

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Attend one of DBHDD’s Public Forums on services for people with I/DD ...

Attend one of DBHDD’s Public Forums on services for people with I/DD ...
SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK! DBHDD's Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of five public forums to collect feedback from families on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the DBHDD Division Director, Mr....

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EXPERT UPDATE: Improving Student Outcomes

EXPERT UPDATE: Improving Student Outcomes
by Zelphine Smith-Dixon, Ed.D., State Director, Special Education Services and Supports At the Georgia Department of Education, the Division for Special Education Services and Supports provides necessary infrastructure and supports for leaders, teachers and families to meet the whole-child...

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Queen Bee

Queen Bee
by Moira Bucciarelli Chanda Davis starts off shy, then she gradually opens up. Her sister and mother laugh because the Chanda they know won’t stop talking. The shy Chanda tells us quietly that she is 48 years old and has Down syndrome, that she has one brother and three sisters. She likes to...

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REAL COMMUNITIES: Welcoming Community Dialogues

REAL COMMUNITIES: Welcoming Community Dialogues
by Jennifer Bosk “Who’s missing from our table?” is the key question for the implementation and success of the Welcoming Community Dialogues that are part of the Real Communities Partnership initiative the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) and Global Ubuntu are working on...

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What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates

What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates
by Alison Barkoff, Director of Advocacy, Center for Public Representation It’s been another busy few months on disability policy in DC. One highlight was going to Capitol Hill with members of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities in April. We advocated on disability employment,...

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