Making a Difference Magazine

MIA’S SPACE: Community Builders Make Space for Everyone

MIA’S SPACE: Community Builders Make  Space for Everyone
Last issue, I wrote about how engagement in the same activities that everyone else engages in – work, school, leisure, sports, worship – is more likely to ensure safety and well-being for people with disabilities than formal programs ever could. In June, the Georgia Council on Developmental...

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Expert Update: Fair Housing for People with Disabilities

Expert Update: Fair Housing for People with Disabilities
Imagine if builders, developers and providers approached access issues the same as we do for persons without disabilities. The objective is for enjoyment and use. When a person without a disability goes into an apartment complex, there is no question that the expectation is that everything is...

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Perspectives: Implementing the New DOJ Agreement

Perspectives: Implementing the New DOJ Agreement
“Georgia commits to improving the quality of community services for people with I/DD, particularly for people with complex needs.” The United States v. Georgia case has now entered a new phase. The State has committed to taking additional steps to improve its community system for people with...

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