Making a Difference Magazine

GCDD's Telling our Stories: Believing in What is Possible

GCDD's Telling our Stories: Believing in What is Possible
by Shannon Turner, Photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon Michael Griggs is a 34-year-old man living in Jonesboro, Georgia. When Michael was three months old, he came down with a very bad cold. It led to meningitis. After three months in the hospital, Michael came home, seemingly healthy again....

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GCDD's Telling our Stories: Callie's Path

GCDD's Telling our Stories: Callie's Path
by Shannon Turner, Photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon Callie Moore, a 22-year-old woman with seizure disorder and cerebral palsy is on a new journey toward independent living. She’s learning how to be independent of her mother, Pam, and is looking at getting an apartment in nearby Athens. It’s...

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GCDD IMPACT: Project SEARCH Provides Path to Employment

GCDD IMPACT: Project SEARCH Provides Path to Employment
by H. M. Cauley While the issues facing people with developmental disabilities are many, a few key areas have the most impact on the quality of life. Five of those specific areas – education, employment, formal and informal supports, real communities and self-advocacy – comprise the cornerstone...

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