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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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MIA’s Space: Alternative Math

MIA’s Space: Alternative Math
People with disabilities and their families are forever in a defensive posture for defending the legitimacy of their need for Medicaid to provide healthcare and home and community-based services (HCBS) so they can live in the same communities as everyone else. Believe me, those of us fortunate...

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Georgia Options Leads The Way

Georgia Options Leads The Way
Since 1992, a little known nonprofit organization in Athens, GA has been steadily making strides in caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). By working on a case by case basis, Georgia Options has dedicated itself to ensure people with disabilities thrive...

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