Archived Public Policy Events

Over the years, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) has held a variety of advocacy events to advance its mission to bring about social and policy changes that promote opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and their families to live, learn, work, play and worship in Georgia communities. Listed below are some of the most significant and popular events.

Disability Day at the Capitol

GCDD celebrated the 18th annual Disability Day at The Capitol on Feb. 18, 2016 in Downtown Atlanta. It was also announced that this would be the last Disability Day. We have been honored to have a strong disability and advocacy community join us for the past 18 years and advocate for inclusive and integrated communities. Watch the legacy of the Disability Day of the Capitol and let's celebrate 18 years of tradition and continue advocating for a better Georgia.

25th Celebration of the ADA

Throughout 2015, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) has been celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed into law 25 years ago on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. GCDD's Disability Day in March was themed “Fulfilling the Promise of the ADA” and commemorated this civil rights legislation for people with disabilities with speeches from Governor Nathan Deal and US Rep. John Lewis. GCDD Executive Director Eric E. Jacobson kicked off the event with a rousing speech highlighting the importance of how the ADA and the civil rights efforts of the 1960s were tied together.