GCDD Blog

Georgia Groups Gear Up For Disability Day at the Capitol

Groups across Georgia are getting ready to come to the Capitol to make their voices heard at the 13th Annual Disability Day at the Capitol on February 24, 2011, and we’re expecting the largest crowd ever. Together we’ll celebrate the 40 year anniversary of GCDD and be sure legislators hear our...

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Advocates Met With Legislators Tuesday

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 was Advocacy Day at the Capitol, the day self-advocates and families walk the halls and meet with their legislators face to face and share information on the need for home and community based services. Throughout the day advocates arrived, received information,...

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What a Turnout!

What a Turnout!
In yesterday morning’s warm sun, a crowd of over 2,000 gathered and closed down Washington Street outside the Capitol to show support for people with disabilities at the 13th Annual Disability Day at the Capitol. From Valdosta to Ringgold, Savannah to Columbus people planned for this day for...

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Help Improve Transportation for People with Disabilities

The 2010 Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that offers all citizens the opportunity to improve transportation in Georgia. All across the state, roundtable transportation planning groups are meeting and setting priorities. People who cannot drive or cannot afford a personal vehicle...

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Fox News: iPad Helping Kids with Autism

Consumers stood in long lines last week, anxiously anticipating the iPad2’s arrival. For some, according to Fox News, this piece of technology might just unlock a whole new way of living with disabilities. The story illustrates how the iPad offers children with autism more control over their...

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Zach Anner, Funny Man with CP, Lands Travel Show on Oprah's OWN Network

Zach Anner, the self-described lady’s man with the “sexiest of all palsies,” has earned his own travel show on Oprah’s new network OWN. Anner, from Austin, Texas, won one of two top spots in Oprah’s online, American Idol- type contest, and will now host “a travel show for people who never...

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