Disability in the Media – Changing for the Better?

Disability in the Media – Changing for the Better?
There is no denying that the representation of people with disabilities in the media has risen in recent times. Especially in visual media where shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones and ABC’s Speechless have cast actors with disabilities in roles that may or may not be related to their particular...

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GCDD Kicks off Second Take Your Legislator to Work Day

GCDD Kicks off Second Take Your Legislator to Work Day
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) kicked off its second annual Take Your Legislator to Work Day (TYLTWD) in October 2016 to commemorate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The objective of this campaign is to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring...

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Get Ready for the 2017 Legislative Session

Get Ready for the 2017 Legislative Session
The phrase, “What a difference a year makes,” certainly rings true today. Since the conclusion of the 2016 Georgia legislative session, there have been so many changes in leadership on the federal, state and local levels. A presidential election was held, new legislators were elected bringing a...

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Advocating to the Fullest

Advocating to the Fullest
Georgians with disabilities want to live full lives in our communities and they are fully capable of doing so. And we know that if we, the citizens of Georgia, choose to make positive changes to our system, more and more people with disabilities will be working in our communities, living with...

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