Public Policy for the People: Official Recap of Georgia’s 2022 Legislative Session

Georgia’s 2022 legislative session was defined by the effects of a lingering pandemic and looming elections. Most of our advocacy efforts and each of our three Advocacy Days were virtual. Although “the ropes” at the Capitol were not open to

A Greater Sense of Independence

Living Independently is an article series by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). The series will cover self-determination and self-direction. Participant self-directed services are growing in popularity as an avenue that can offer an increased autonomy for some individuals

2022 Virtual Advocacy Days are Here!

Join advocates from across the state to learn about policies impacting people with disabilities and advocate for needed funding and legislation this year. The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) needs your help to educate Georgia’s lawmakers about topics important

What Going Back to School Will Mean for Georgia Students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

As the new school year approaches in August, teachers, administrators, parents and students are pondering many of the same questions about what a return to “normal” will look like. Factors around physical spaces, classmates and schedules are under scrutiny, as
Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshow

Six-City Roadshow Travels around Georgia, Telling Stories about People with Disabilities

Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshow 2021, hosted by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and L’Arche Atlanta, kicked off on June 18 to creatively showcase 10 Georgia storytellers’ personal viewpoints into what it’s like living with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD)