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.

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The Council is charged with developing, funding and supporting various initiatives and programs across the state for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The initiatives, driven by the Council’s Five-Year Plan, aim to increase opportunities for independence, inclusion, integration, productivity and self-determination. Activities include public policy research and analysis, reform, project demonstrations, education and training.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the application below. Please apply by April 15, 2019 to be considered.

Council Member Application (Word Doc)     Council Member Application (PDF)

Applications can be emailed to or mailed to:

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Attention:  Eric E. Jacobson, Executive Director
2 Peachtree Street, Suite 26.240
Atlanta, Georgia 30303