Press Releases

Press Releases

The press release section includes official GCDD news and announcements about issues and events pertaining to people with developmental disabilities and their families in Georgia.

Media Relations: If you are a member of the media and would like additional information or have an interview request, please contact:

Hillary Hibben
Media Relations Director

404.657.2121

 

2016 GA GENERAL ASSEMBLY GRADED B-MINUS BY DISABILITIES GROUP

Forty Days of Legislative Work Yields Major Breakthroughs, yet Missed OpportunitiesGeorgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Public Policy for the People Sine Die Edition (ATLANTA - April 4, 2016) The Georgia General Assembly deserves an overall performance grade of B-Minus for its 2016...

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FEEL THE POWER OF THE DISABILITY VOTE ON SUPER TUESDAY!

Governor Deal Proclaims March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month3,000 Advocates End 18-year Tradition at Final Disability Day Rally as GOTV Push Begins ATLANTA (February 29, 2016) – The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) celebrated 18 years of disability advocacy with...

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THE DISABILITY VOTE — FEEL THE POWER

3,000 Georgia Advocates Will Gather at the State Capitol – Thursday, February 18, 2016 Final 18th Annual Disability Day at the Capitol Rally focuses on Voting and Disability Rights MEDIA ADVISORY: February 18, 2016 WHO: Georgia Council on...

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On the job: Cummings man with Down syndrome takes legislator to work

ATLANTA (November 12, 2015) – When Jordan Huffman begins his 6:30 PM shift busting tables and making guests feel at home at Rosati’s Pizza in Cumming, next Tuesday, November 17, he may feel added pressure to let his skills really shine that evening, but, after all, he asked for it. At Jordan’s...

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GCDD Promotes National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Reviews the Department of Justice Investigation into the Georgia Department of Education GNETS Program and Examines Georgia’s Progress toward the ABLE Act in the Fall issue of Making a Differen

ATLANTA, GA, November 4, 2015 -- Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities’ (GCDD) Fall edition of Making a Difference quarterly news magazine highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by covering the Employment First Georgia (EFG) campaign to make competitive...

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