In the News

In the News

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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GCDD IMPACT: Project SEARCH Provides Path to Employment

by H. M. Cauley While the issues facing people with developmental disabilities are many, a few key areas have the most impact on the quality of life. Five of those specific areas - education, employment, formal and informal supports, real communities and self-advocacy - comprise the cornerstone...

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In the Workplace

By Adrianne Murchison & Devika Rao Every Friday, Digital Technology Partners holds a lunch-staff meeting where each department shares positive activities that took place throughout the week and benefit the company. Among the employees who give a brief report is Hannah Hibben on how many...

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ARTS CENTER: Artoberfest — A community cultural celebration

By Many of you will remember when the Arts Center used to host the Annual Festival on the Square each April. When resources were no longer available we had to close the books on that wonderful community event. The staff and board of the Arts Center are...

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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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