Making a Difference - Fall 2017
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' (GCDD) fall edition of Making a Difference quarterly news magazine celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with articles on growing entrepreneurship and self-employment for people with developmental disabilities, and covering the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) conference promoting competitive integrated employment. Funding for the DD Councils under the current administration in DC is explained. Other articles include: GCDD receives Community Impact Award from Georgians for a Healthy Future; GCDD Chair appointed to National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities; Public Policy for the People: advocating for Medicaid and discussing emergency planning; Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Ron Wakefield speaks to GCDD at their July Council meeting in Macon: Perspectives discusses the acceptance of people with disabilities at churches; Real Communities compares Popular Education and Assets Based Community Development; and the Real Communities Spotlight focuses on the Al-Tamyoz Community Building Group. The magazine is available in PDF and Large Print below.