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Why stories of people with developmental disabilities matter

Why stories of people with developmental disabilities matter
Rasheera Dopson, 28, of Decatur is among those whose stories were collected for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities’ story project. She is on the waiting list for a waiver to get the financial help she needs to remain independent. “I feel like I’m in a gray area because I can work,...

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Arts Center says 35 turned out for Free Open Studio Day

Arts Center says 35 turned out for Free Open Studio Day
June 29, 2019 (MOULTRIE, Ga.) The Colquitt County Arts Center saw a massive participation at its Free Open Studio Day for All. More than 35 attendees arrived to create art, work on existing projects, and meet other artists. This new program is funded by a grant from the Georgia Council of...

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The ‘Olmstead Legacy’ at 20: Some win, but many still wait

The ‘Olmstead Legacy’ at 20: Some win, but many still wait
Eric Ruiz shops for cheese at a nearby Publix with Sofia Morales, a direct support professional who takes him into the community every week and helps him navigate society.June 21, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) For two hours a day, four days each week, Eric Ruiz opens the front door of his family’s Marietta...

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Meet Brian Kemp’s three LGBTQ appointments

June 21, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) Gov. Brian Kemp has filled some 80 positions to state boards and criminal justice posts with a diverse slate of people, including at least three LGBTQ appointments. Women accounted for about half of the appointments and African Americans for about a quarter of them, ...

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