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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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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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