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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
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An Interview with Ron Wakefield

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Chairman Parker Glick interviewed Ron Wakefield, director of the Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) about the state of developmental disabilities services for Georgians
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Congratulations, Graduates!

It’s graduation season! Across the state, young people graduated from high school and college throughout Georgia earlier this spring and last fall. Making a Difference magazine wanted to celebrate this milestone of the graduates across the nine inclusive post-secondary education
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Justice and Equality

I hope that you are all doing well during this time of great change. Not only have we dealt with a global pandemic, economic chaos and a state primary election riddled with criticism – but now we are witnessing people in the streets asking for justice and equity. Never in many of our lifetimes have we seen an outcry of this scale in the United States. Indeed, this week, this month and this year have been difficult. Still, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) continues to stand in solidarity with those around the world who speak out against systemic racism.