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GVRA Policy Revision Hearing

GVRA Policy Revision Hearing
The State Rehabilitation Council will hold public hearings in Savannah, Marietta, and Gainesville on the proposed GVRA policy revisions regarding Post-Secondary Academic and Vocational Training. Please see below for information on the dates and locations for the hearings. Click the image to...

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Call To Action: Attend Public Meeting on Olmstead in GA, Tues, Feb 27

Call To Action: Attend Public Meeting on Olmstead in GA, Tues, Feb 27
US Commission on Civil Rights Holds Public Meeting to Discuss Status of Olmstead Decision in GeorgiaTuesday, February 27, 2018 • 9:30 am to 5 pmShepherd Center • 2020 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 The Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene...

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Urgent Action Alert! Ask Your State Legislators to Support Changing the Standard of Proof and Procedure for Determining Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases!

 Urgent Action Alert! Ask Your State Legislators to Support Changing the Standard of Proof and Procedure for Determining Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases!
Georgia is the only state in the country that forces people to prove intellectual disability (ID), beyond a reasonable doubt to avoid execution. It is also the only state that asks the jury to simultaneously decide guilt and ID. Not one person facing the death penalty has ever met the...

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FEDERAL ACTION ALERT: We Must Continue the Fight to Protect Medicaid

FEDERAL ACTION ALERT: We Must Continue the Fight to Protect Medicaid
The House and Senate Republicans and Democrats are meeting at the end of the month to determine their respective caucus’ legislative priorities for 2018. The disability community must remind Congress that we support the Medicaid program and how detrimental cuts or caps to the program would be. ...

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PERSPECTIVES: Profound Impact of Supported Employment

PERSPECTIVES: Profound Impact of Supported Employment
By Blake Hall When I was made aware of Take Your Legislator to Work Day (TYLTWD), Matthew Roush was the first person that came to my mind. I first thought of Matt because it was he who first helped me to understand what supported employment is supposed to look like in an integrated and...

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PERSPECTIVES: Take Advantage of Opportunities

PERSPECTIVES: Take Advantage of Opportunities
By Beth Beskin I decided to participate in Take Your Legislator To Work Day because Katrina [Parsons] reached out to me. My decision to attend was based on the fact that not only was I invited, but I was going to meet a constituent of mine who was working at disABILITY LINK. As legislators, we...

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MIA'S SPACE: Focus on the Truth

MIA'S SPACE: Focus on the Truth
By Pat Nobbie, PhD, Mia’s mom Every once in a while, universes converge – in a short span of time, the same message emerges from multiple sources and this is both unsettling and confirming. In October, I was in Athens for Mia’s birthday, and it was magical. She met the UGA football team and...

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