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Explore Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' (GCDD) website for Making a Difference, its quarterly magazine focused on developmental disabilities!

The interactive website features easy navigation with articles of interest by topic; a dedicated page for the current issue that displays all the great articles; more videos, calendar of events and more.

And, with accessibility always at top of mind, the website is designed to be accessible to all who use assistive technology. The magazine is now also available in PDFs, Large Print, and Audio in both English and Spanish.

See what's in the latest issue of Making a Difference - Summer 2022

With the new school year approaching, read Back-to-School Tips from a Parent Mentor in this issue's Expert Update. Explore contributing factors to The State of Inclusive Education in Georgia and IEP meeting planning tips in an article featuring Leslie Lipson, an expert in the field of strategic planning for advocacy and education issues impacting people with developmental disabilities. The University of Georgia's Destination Dawgs is featured in this issue's Include College Corner. Learn more about how a boutique in Columbus, Georgia, is providing real-world work experience for inclusive post secondary education (IPSE) students at Columbus State University. The issue also continues its Self-Advocacy Spotlight with a story on The Value of Being Valued in Inclusive Post Secondary Education by self-advocate John McCarty, and much more!

About the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities:

The mission of GCDD is to advance social change, public policy and innovative practices that increase opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to thrive where they live, learn, work, play and worship in Georgia’s communities. www.gcdd.org


Making a Difference is a quarterly magazine published online by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) in both English and Spanish. GCDD uses Making a Difference to advocate and educate various audiences about critical issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and to promote activities and create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to exercise their right to live, learn, work, play and worship in Georgia communities. Sign up to receive Making a Difference magazine digitally by clicking the link below and see past issues in the archived magazines at the bottom of this page.

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