GCDD Blog

MLK Beloved Community Celebrated with A Waddie Welcome Reading on 1/15

The winter weather foiled plans for people in communities across Georgia this week. One event “casualty” was the reading in the new city of Milton of “Waddie Welcome and The Beloved Community.” It tells the story of friendships that transcended divisions of disability, race, and income and...

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New People First Officers & Self Advocacy Month is February

GCDD would like to recognize and congratulate the newly elected People First Officers: Marian Jackson, President; Renita Bundrage, Vice President; Amanda Alford, Secretary; and Bernard Baker, Treasurer. February is Self Advocacy Month! People First of Georgia is inviting anyone who is...

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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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