Category: Winter 2020
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Telling Our Stories
GCDD’s Storytelling Project paints a picture of the complex systems of support that enable people with developmental disabilities to live their best lives. Spanning Georgia’s 56 state senate districts, these stories feature at least one individual who resides in each
Everyone in their family, and most other people who know them, refer to Todd and Alan Schatten as “The Boys.” With an easy smile and an even easier manner, they are two of the nicest men you will ever meet.
Communicating with People First
People First Language (PFL) is a way of communicating that reflects knowledge and respect for people with disabilities by choosing words that recognize the person first and foremost as the primary reference and not his or her disability Geared towards
Gwinnett SToPP Hosts Workshop on Black Boys, Special Education and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
After a pattern of behavioral misconduct, students in the Gwinnett County Public Schools system are often sent to the Gwinnett Intervention Education (GIVE) Center East. Located on Hi Hope Road just off State Route 316, the alternative school sits directly
Welcoming Community Dialogue Summit Focuses on Inclusion
The Welcoming Community Dialogue initiative is part of the Real Communities Partnerships (RCP), funded by GCDD and managed by Global Ubuntu. The goal of the RCP is to support community and civic engagement through the creation of inclusive and welcoming
What’s Happening in Washington?
It was another unpredictable year-end in DC. While the most visible Congressional activities were not related to passing legislation, we have continued to make progress on a number of priorities for the disability community. Updates on Health Care Money Follows
The Fight for Gracie’s Law
As far as gender reveals go, this was a simple one. No cupcakes with pink or blue centers, no boxes of helium-filled balloons. Erin and David Nobles had agreed to a genetic test, suggested because of her late-age pregnancy, but
Meet Charlie Miller, GCDD’s New Legislative Advocacy Director
As the legislative advocacy director, Charlie Miller leads the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) in its community engagement and advocacy efforts in the state legislature. He also works alongside Georgians with disabilities and other stakeholders to build coalitions around
2020 Advocacy Days are Here!
Join the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) at the Georgia State Capitol in downtown Atlanta during the 2020 legislative session to learn about policies affecting people with disabilities, and join advocates from across the state in speaking with elected
2020 Legislative Preview – Getting Ready to Advocate
Starting on Monday, January 13, 2020, the Georgia General Assembly will begin its race towards the finish line. The Georgia Constitution only grants the assembly 40 days to complete all its work. While the days do not have to be