2017 Advocacy Days

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  The Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Advocacy Day has been rescheduled for February 1. It will NOT take place this Wednesday, January 18.

This change is due to the Georgia General Assembly not being in session this upcoming week.                     

We hope to see you on February 1 where we will discuss with legislators both the need for more DD waivers and the need for increased funding of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education here in Georgia.

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REGISTER NOW for the 2017 Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' Advocacy Days!

Learn how to speak to your legislators. Then visit the Capitol to educate them about the issues you care about. Each day has a specific topic; we welcome you to register for as many days as you would like!

Let's show Georgia legislators that we have a voice - a voice that must be heard! We will not be put to the side and ignored. We Georgians care about our community and know that these topics are of vital importance to the health of our great state. As a community we have achieved much in the past fifty years. Now as a community we need to keep up the good fight and make Georgia a place where all of us, regardless of our ability, can live, learn, work, play and worship in our community.

So come out, bring a friend or two, and let your voice be heard! Register today to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so don't delay! Please be sure to register your support staff if needed so we will have an accurate head count.

Register online at http://bit.ly/2fRxoYX

2017 Advocacy Days

Dates & Topics of 2017 Advocacy Days
Time: All advocacy days will run from 8:30 AM till approximately 12:30 PM
Location: Central Presbyterian Church across from the Georgia State Capitol at 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

January 18: Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Day (PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for February 1. It will NOT take place this Wednesday, January 18.)
February 1: DD Waivers Day 1 & Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Day
February 7: DD Waivers Day 2
February 23: Employment Day
February 28: Enable Work and Families Day (Family Care Act, PeachWork, and Phillip Payne Personal Assistance Program)
March 9: Home & Community Day (Elder & Disabled Abuse Registry, Offensive Language, Transportation, Residential Housing Study Committee)

Daily Schedule Overview
8:30 - 9:00     Arrival & Registration
9:00 - 9:20     Welcome & Understand the Issue
9:20 - 9:40     Demonstration of a visit with a legislator
9:40 - 10:10     Break into teams to practice the legislative visit
10:10 - 12:30     Go to the Capitol in teams to call legislators to the ropes
12:30 approx.     Drop off legislative visit form to Dawn, Hanna or Stacey

We will have CART available at all Advocacy Days. We are dedicated to all Advocacy Days being accessible for all, so please let us know if you have any specific needs or accommodations. Please note, sign language interpreters require at least 7 business days of notice to arrange.

Questions? Problems Registering? Contact Hanna at 404.657.2124 or

To make each advocacy day a success, we are in need of many volunteers. The number of volunteers we will need to help on a given day will depend upon how many people register. If you are interested in helping if needed on the days for which you are registered to attend, please indicate this on the registration form and we will contact you with specifics.
Please see below additional information about parking and accessibility. Thank you for your interest in Advocacy Days!

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