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Creating Sustainable Change

Creating Sustainable Change
In Making a Difference Winter 2017, we previously covered Real Communities Partnerships which create welcoming and inclusive communities where people of all abilities are valued equally and are active participants in making life better for everyone. Through a circle and collaborative approach,...

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STRAIGHT TALK: My Life. My Advocacy.

STRAIGHT TALK: My Life. My Advocacy.
By Kurt Vogel My name is Kurt Vogel, I’m a student at Georgia Tech’s Expanding Career, Education and Leadership Opportunities (Excel) Program, a program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Through Excel, I am a research assistant at Georgia Tech’s Center for...

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PERSPECTIVES: Facilitating Changes in Policy

PERSPECTIVES: Facilitating Changes in Policy
Senator Nan Orrock and Representative Valencia Stovall spoke at the Employment Advocacy Days reminding attendees that sharing their story is the way to facilitate change in policy that affects people with disabilities. Below are excerpts of their brief addresses to the advocates. Senator Nan...

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