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Proposed Georgia Medicaid Changes Explained

We have been hearing so much about Georgia's new health plans recently released by Governor Kemp. As advocates, it is important to always make sure our voices are heard, whether we are in favor of or against a particular policy. We also know that Medicaid can be a confusing topic because there...

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Arts Center offers Free Open Studio

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Instructor Kathy Nelson watches as Marsa Herod works on her painting during a Free Open Studio event held at the Colquitt County Arts Center. Thanks to a grant by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, workshops are offered every month for free to all...

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Register to become a Team Lead!

he Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is seeking Team Leads for its 2020 Advocacy Days. Geared at preparing advocates to take a leadership role at GCDD's Advocacy Days, Team Lead Volunteers will learn how to navigate the Georgia State Capitol and support attendees in speaking...

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GET INVOLVED

From protests to debate watch parties, across political ideologies, here are some political events happening this week: Presidential candidate forum on disability issues Hosted by: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities When:1-3 p.m.,Tuesday Where: CentralPresbyterianChurch 201 Washington...

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GCDD's Telling our Stories: Callie's Path

by Shannon Turner, Photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon Callie Moore, a 22-year-old woman with seizure disorder and cerebral palsy is on a new journey toward independent living. She's learning how to be independent of her mother, Pam, and is looking at getting an apartment in nearby Athens. It's...

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GCDD's Telling our Stories: Believing in What is Possible

by Shannon Turner, Photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon Michael Griggs is a 34-year-old man living in Jonesboro, Georgia. When Michael was three months old, he came down with a very bad cold. It led to meningitis. After three months in the hospital, Michael came home, seemingly healthy again....

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