Welcoming Community Movement

Welcoming Community Movement Gaining Momentum across Georgia

A new focus has changed the 10-year-old Real Communities Initiative, funded by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), into a totally new movement. The program, now the Welcoming Community Movement (WCM), has shifted its goal to creating welcoming communities
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Real Communities Transitions to Welcoming Community Movement Fund

Ten years ago, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) launched its Real Communities Partnership (RCP) initiative to equip community members at the local, grassroots level to work together toward common goals to improve their community. Now being led by
Welcoming Community Dialogue Groups Host Virtual Retreat and Summit

Welcoming Community Dialogue Groups Host Virtual Retreat and Summit

Twenty-seven community advocates for inclusion and change from the Real Communities Partnership (RCP) and the Welcoming Communities Dialogues (WCD) groups gathered virtually from August 19 to 21 for their annual retreat. For those three days, the work centered around their
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Georgia Advocacy Office Raises Awareness about Supported Decision-Making

From Toccoa to Macon to Savannah and points in between, the idea of supported decision-making as the best alternative to guardianship has turned people’s thinking 180 degrees. Supported decision-making is defined as a series of relationships, practices, arrangements and agreements