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Hope Haven helps people with developmental disabilities find jobs

Deneisha Lane enjoys her job at Athens’ Eaton Corporation cleaning parts for engine superchargers. Suffering from developmental disabilities, Lane said her job affords her a privilege many take for granted: working for a living. Lane serves as a stigma-bashing example of what she and others...

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Dalton State Participates In Project SEARCH

Dalton State Participates In Project SEARCH
For some disabled adults, gaining work experience and training is a challenge. But with Project SEARCH, several participants have found it easier at Dalton State College. Dalton State has partnered with Cross Plains Community Partner, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, and the Georgia...

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Feds critical of Augusta's Gracewood

A federal agency has warned Georgia officials that it will end Medicaid payments to an Augusta facility for the developmentally disabled unless the state improves conditions there. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in an August report, said the state-run Gracewood...

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Area disabled residents want better services

People with disabilities in the Gainesville area expressed a desire for better quality services and support at a meeting Thursday with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. The meeting was one of several statewide stops on the council's "listening tour" leading up to the 2015...

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GCDD listening tour plans stop in Gainesville Thurs.

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' (GCDD's) "On the Road to 2015 General Assembly Listening Tour" plans a stop in Gainesville Thursday to hear from people living with disabilities. Organizers say all issues "are on the table," whether it's jobs, schools, healthcare, services,...

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Disability group to address legislative policy during visit

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities will stop in Gainesville today to hear from people living with disabilities.Representatives including D'Arcy Robb, the council's public policy director, and Dawn Alford, policy development specialist, at 6 p.m. will be at Lanier Charter Career...

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Mentally disabled suffer in moved from Georgia institutions

At one group home for developmentally disabled adults, a caregiver punched a resident in the face again and again. Another worker there whipped a resident with a leather belt. At another home, a resident kept choking on food because it wasn't chopped into the small bites his doctor had ordered....

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