Real Influence Resources

Meeting with legislators during GCDD advocacy days at the Capitol.


GCDD's priority for Real Influence is to increase awareness of the GCDD's activities and promote initiatives supporting its goal and mission. Below are several resources related to supporting coalitions and advocates in promoting coherent public policies for integrated life in the community for people with developmental disabilities and the people who support them. For more information on GCDD's vision, supported efforts and public policy initiatives on Real Influence, Click here.



Abuse and Neglect Georgia Department of Human Resources
Adults: www.aging.dhs.georgia.gov/adult-protective-services
Children: www.dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/child-abuse-neglect

All About Developmental Disabilities
404.881.9777
www.aadd.org

American Association of People with Disabilities
800.840.8844
202.521.4316
www.aapd.com

The Arc of the United States
800.433.5255
www.thearc.org

Bridging Aging and Developmental Disabilities Service Networks: 
Challenges and Best Practices Report
Institute on Disability and Human Development,
University of Illinois at Chicago
May 12, 2012

Capitol Accessibility Guide for Visitors with Disabilities (State of Georgia)
The State ADA Coordinator’s Office and The Georgia Building Authority

Capitol Impact
770.350.8221
www.capitolimpact.com

Care.com
www.care.com

Center for Financial Independence and Innovation
404.385.7029
www.gatfl.org/cfii.php

Center for Parent Information and Resources 
800.229.2038
770.451.5484
www.parentcenterhub.org

Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly (Co-Age)
404.657.5343
www.GCOA.org

Department of Community Affairs
404.679.4940
800.359.4663
www.dca.ga.gov

Department of Community Health
www.dch.georgia.gov

Disability Link
404.687.8890 (Tucker)
706.813.0009 (Rome)
www.disabilitylink.org

Georgia Governor’s Office
404.656.1776
www.gov.georgia.gov

Georgia Lieutenant Governor’s Office
404.656.5030
www.ltgov.georgia.gov

Georgia General Assembly
www.georgia.gov/agencies/georgia-general-assembly

Georgia Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities
404.651.9982
www.gmwd.org

Georgia Senate and House of Representatives
www.georgia.gov/agencies/georgia-general-assembly

Georgia STABLE Program
This program allows Georgians with disabilities and their families to create tax-deferred savings accounts without giving up critically needed Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. For more information or to open an account, visit:
http://www.georgiastable.com/

Georgia Stimulus Accountability
www.stimulus.georgia.gov

GCDD's Benchmark Study on Disabilities
Read the study
HERE

Health Insurance Reform
www.healthcare.gov

Institute of Human Development & Disability Family & Community
706.542.3457
www.ihdd.uga.edu

IRS
800.829.1040
www.irs.gov


IRS - Tax Information Earned Income Tax Credit
www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc601.html

Just People
770.441.1188
www.justpeople.org

Medicare & Medicaid
800.633.4227
www.cms.gov

National Association of State Directors Developmental Disabilities
706.683.4202
www.nasddds.org

New Directions Travel for People with Disabilities
805.967.2841 or 888.967.2841
www.newdirectionstravel.org

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
866.ODEP.DOL (633.7365)
www.dol.gov/odep

Office of Family Assistance, ACF/HHS
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/

Peach Care - Medicare for children
877.427.3224 – toll free 877.GA-PEACH
www.peachcare.org

People First of Georgia
678.755.6015
www.PeopleFirstGa.org

A Presidential Proclamation -
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 2012


Shepherd Center
404.352.2020
www.shepherd.org

Social Justice Movements Timeline
images/Reports/us social movements web timeline1.pdf

Social Security Disability Representation
800.279.4357
www.allsup.com/

Special Education Rights Advocacy
www.wrightslaw.com