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In the News

Photos capture Disability Day 2015

Neighbor Newspapers captured the 2015 Disability Day at the Capitol through photos. Click here to see the photos and below are text captions describing the photos' contents. 1) Special / Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities / Disability rights advocates recently participated in the...

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Medicaid care coordination put back on hold

Andy Miller, Georgia Health News The state has shelved its attempt to coordinate care of Medicaid beneficiaries who are elderly or disabled. The Georgia Department of Community Health said Tuesday that it was not proceeding “at this time’’ with soliciting bids from potential vendors to operate...

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Report slams state on lack of disabilities progress

An independent monitor says Georgia is far behind in meeting its obligations for providing community services for people with developmental disabilities. A March 17 report by independent reviewer Elizabeth Jones criticized the state’s lack of progress in moving people with developmental...

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Jacobson Fights for Real Inclusion

Jacobson Fights for Real Inclusion
Eric Jacobson, the executive director of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, got his start at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Parents seeking support from Federation in the 1990s turned him on to the needs and rights of those living with disabilities. He talked to the ...

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Columbus NAACP Hosts Vigil in Protest of Execution

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A convicted murderer who lawyers claimed was intellectually disabled has been put to death at a prison in Jackson Georgia. On the streets of Columbus, demonstrators held a vigil to protest the death of Warren Lee Hill. Hill was executed by lethal injection Tuesday, January...

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Execution Planned for Man With 70 IQ

ATLANTA—Double murderer Warren Lee Hill is facing his fourth execution date. Only in Georgia could a man with Hill’s level of intellectual disability be executed, according to Eric E. Jacobson. “What it looks like is a very sad day,” said Jacobson, the executive director of the Georgia Council...

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Forsyth Farmers' Market is the place for fresh food and fresh air

Forsyth Farmers' Market is the place for fresh food and fresh air
Spend Saturdays in the park with your favorite farmers Visit the south end of Forsyth Park on a Saturday morning – yes, even in the winter – and you’ll find an array of tents, booths, and stands with eye-popping displays that include vegetables, greens, pastured meats, honey, breads, and many...

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