Farewell

Dear Readers, For the past 30 years, I have written this column introducing Making a Difference. This is my final column as I retire from GCDD on May 31, 2022. It has been difficult writing this column as I end

GCDD’s Chairman Nick Perry Has Been Appointed by President Biden to Serve on the President’s Committee for People with Developmental Disabilities

President Biden announced in March his intent to appoint 21 individuals to serve as members on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). Nick Perry, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Chairman, has been selected to serve on

Inclusive Summer Camps in Georgia

Camp Barney Medintz Overnight • School age Cleveland, GA 30528 706-865-2715 www.campbarney.org Camp Hollywood Day Camp • Ages 5-29 Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770-234-9111 www.veryspecialcamps.com/summer-camps Camp Southern Ground Overnight • Ages 7-17 Fayetteville, GA 30215 678-561-9600 www.campsouthernground.org Faces Camp Overnight •

Holding Hands and Jumping

Columbus, Georgia (Senate District 29) It’s Friday afternoon at Chattahoochee Scuba in Columbus, Georgia. Kaylee and Micah Asante are getting suited up, not for scuba lessons, but rather for swimming instruction and therapy. Kaylee, 10, and Micah, 16, both have

Students with Intellectual Disabilities Find Success Through Digital Expression in Art and Media Fields at Georgia State University

Inclusive college, called inclusive post secondary education (IPSE), is not new to Georgia, and there is a positive trend of more and more universities developing IPSE. There are 311 IPSE programs at universities across the country, with eight in Georgia

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