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What is Self-Direction and is it Right for Me? from MAD Fall 2012

What is Self-Direction and is it Right for Me?By Carmel Garvin HearnCarmine Vara leads a very active life. He has a job at Stone Mountain Park and enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Amanda. He lives independently with a roommate and plans daily activities with his direct support...

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Encouraging Employment Opportunities For All in the Fall MAD 2012

Encouraging Employment Opportunities For AllBy Becca BauerEven though access to employment is fundamental to achieving the American Dream, too many of the more than 54 million people in the US, who live with some type of disability, fight discrimination, negative assumptions and segregation that...

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Milton's Community Helps Achieve a Teenager's Girl Scout Goal

Milton's Community Helps Achieve a Teenager's Girl Scout Goal
GCDD works behind the scenes with individuals and groups on the grassroots level through its Real Communities Initiative. The Better Together Mini Grants program in Milton is one of seven Georgia projects currently supported by funds from GCDD and here's a perfect example of our Real Communities...

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Everything You Need to Know About Voting in November from MAD Fall 2012

Everything You Need to Know About Voting in NovemberBy Becca BauerThe right to vote is one of the core ideals that makes the United States what it is today. It is the everyday person's opportunity to help shape the future of not only their life, but also their country. However, for millions of...

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The Gwinnett Gives TimeBank is Having a Launch Party

The Gwinnett Gives TimeBank is Having a Launch Party
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' (GCDD) Real Communities project the Gwinnett Gives TimeBank is having a launch party to let people in the community learn about their project and how it can connect you with others in your community and allow you to share your gifts and talents....

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Two Chances to Weigh in on Post-Secondary Education

For people subscribed to the GCDD- Capitol Impact e-mail distribution, this news has already landed in your in-box. For all others, here is a recap from two previous e-alerts both having to do with advanced education. One opportunity is a chance to participate in a survey collecting feedback...

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A Case Against Self-Determination

The following is the Mia's Space article by GCDD Deputy Director, Pat Nobbie, PhD from the Summer Making a Difference magazine.I had one of those weeks where I wondered what the heck was I thinking when I gave up the "Because I'm the Mom!" rationale for getting my children to do what I wanted...

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