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GCDD IMPACT: Learning Support Fund Aids Advocates

GCDD IMPACT: Learning Support Fund Aids Advocates
by Jennifer Bosk Okur-chung neurodevelopmental syndrome was discovered three years ago, and only eight children were diagnosed with it then. Keri and Ross Ninness’ son, Thomas, was number six of those eight. Last August, when the Ninnesses of Georgia saw an Okur-chung Neurodevelopmental...

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Apply by April 15 to be a Georgia DD Council Member

Apply by April 15 to be a Georgia DD Council Member
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is seeking applications for membership from self-advocates, parents of individuals with disabilities, caregivers and other community members. GCDD is a 27-member board, appointed by the governor and comprised of at least 60 percent...

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Disability Advocates Pack the House to Inform and Educate Legislators

Disability Advocates Pack the House to Inform and Educate Legislators
February 14, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) – Over 120 disability advocates came to the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, February 12 to meet with their legislators and discuss the importance of Medicaid waivers or Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers for the disability community in Georgia. ...

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What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates

What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates
by Alison Barkoff and Molly Burgdorf, Center for Public Representation With the 2018 midterm elections behind us and a new Congress beginning in January, we are looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities in 2019. While it’s hard to predict, below are some of the major advocacy issues we...

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Take Your Legislator to Work Day Yields Positive Effects

Take Your Legislator to Work Day Yields Positive Effects
by Adrianne Murchison. Since 2015, the month of October has been notably significant for employees with disabilities. The occasion, Take Your Legislator to Work Day, brings employees together with their respective state representative or senator at their work place to show them a day at...

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