2023—GCDD’s Work Continues!

One of our time-honored beliefs at the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is “no numbers without stories, no stories without numbers.” It’s not enough for us to present data, nor is it enough to tell great compelling stories. To

COVID-19 Update

Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 41,000 Georgians. While many have largely returned to pre-pandemic activities, it is important to remember that there are still thousands of new cases in Georgia every

Georgia’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Mark Crenshaw is the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University and the Training Director for Georgia’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) program. The LEND program was originally established 50 years ago

Developing the Next Generation of Advocate Leaders with Project SETA

Project SETA (Students Enhancing Their Advocacy) is preparing the next generation of leaders with developmental disabilities through the New Leaders grant from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). Project SETA is a leadership development program for current inclusive post

Albany Technical College’s Leveraging Education for Advancement Program Provides Opportunities for Students of All Abilities

Albany Technical College (ATC) provides unique opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to continue their education after high school through inclusive post secondary education (IPSE). IPSE programs like ATC’s Leveraging Education for Advancement Program (LEAP)  are gaining

Inclusively Uses Technology to Build Diverse Workforce with Inclusive Accommodations

Inclusively is a workforce inclusion platform connecting job seekers with employers who are committed to attracting and retaining previously hidden talent. “Diverse organizations lead their peers across multiple business indicators including 22% lower turnover rates, 28% higher revenue, and 39%

Remembering Lois Curtis: Friends and Advocates Reflect on Life with Lois and the Doors She Opened

Olmstead v. L.C. is the Supreme Court case that provided what is now known as the Olmstead decision. In 1999, Lois Curtis—the L.C. in Olmstead v. L.C.—and Elaine Wilson, two women with disabilities living in Georgia institutions, successfully argued in