GCDD Advocacy Days

2021 Virtual Advocacy Days Bring Greater Access to Event for People with Disabilities

Over 550 disability advocates registered to virtually attend the 2021 GCDD Advocacy Days – the first time the DD council has hosted the days exclusively online since the initiative’s inception. Hosted by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) in
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Georgia’s 2021 Legislative Session: What We Can Expect

As many of you might remember, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) introduced a legislative agenda that focused on “disability in ALL policy” for the first time during Georgia’s 2020 legislative session. Our idea for this type of legislative
Photo of the White House with sky blue background. Spring 2020.

What’s Happening in Washington? Federal Disability Policy Updates

It’s been another busy few months on the federal policy front, both with ongoing fights against harmful policies but also opportunities to advance disability priorities, and we have more recently been actively involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Parents Navigate Georgia’s K–12 Education Supports: IDEA, IEPs and Students’ Rights

Viviana Fernandez purchased a home in Snellville when her son, Cameron, was entering the first grade. Shortly after enrolling him at Britt Elementary, she received a call advising that he be moved to a separate school for kids with disabilities.