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Our Happy Place

Our Happy Place
by Shannon Turner, Photographer Haylee Fucini-Lenkey Once or twice a week in the summer, Jack Clark’s family loads up a couple of bags with ice water, pretzels and watermelon and heads down to the Little River Marine Center to hop on a boat rental and reconnect with their inner happy place on...

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What's Happening in Washington?

What's Happening in Washington?
Federal Disability Policy Updates by Alison Barkoff and Erin Shea, Center for Public Representation COVID-19 Response: Congressional Response: Congress has already passed three bills in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The first was an emergency funding bill. The second bill, Families First...

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GCDD Hosts Record-Breaking Advocacy Days

GCDD Hosts Record-Breaking Advocacy Days
Over 650 disability advocates registered to attend the 2020 GCDD Advocacy Days at the Georgia State Capitol – making it the biggest series the DD Council has hosted since inception of the initiative. Hosted by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) in January, February and...

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The Accessibility of the New Voting Machines

The Accessibility of the New Voting Machines
From the initial fact-finding process to the end result, leaders in the disability community are giving a big thumbs-down to the new Georgia voting booths as election season is here. While the Georgia primary election has been rescheduled to June 9 due to the COVID-19 outbreak; and the Secretary...

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GCDD VIEWPOINT - Keep Moving Forward

GCDD VIEWPOINT - Keep Moving Forward
At the time of this writing, the world has come to a standstill because of COVID-19. Over 10,000 Americans have lost their lives to this illness, and hundreds of thousands are sick. People with disabilities who experience health-related issues such as heart, lung or kidney disease need to take...

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