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Judy Heumann’s Legacy Lives On

By Maria Pinkelton
April 13, 2023
On March 4, 2023, the disability rights movement lost one of its pioneers when Judy Heumann passed away suddenly at the age of 75. Her international fight for rights for people with disabilities spanned her entire life and began at the age of five when she was denied the right to attend school as administration considered her a fire hazard.

The Next Generation of Advocacy

By Wes Nelson, Devika Rao and Laura Schroeder
April 4, 2023
One of the most effective ways to transcend ideas of equity and justice is through the teachings of those who came before us. A movement is only as strong as the lived experience of its advocates and allies. In the world of disability rights, history has laid a solid foundation, but young people are the key to continued progress.

Your Vote Counts!

By Naomi D. Williams
October 12, 2022
Georgians will head to the polls in November to cast ballots for candidates in the general election. There are several seats that candidates are eagerly pursuing and seeking your vote. As demonstrated in the 2018 gubernatorial election, and even more

GCDD’s COVID-19 Initiatives & Updates

By Naomi D. Williams and Hilary Vece
April 13, 2022
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is still actively collaborating with community partners and funding initiatives to support the developmental disability community throughout the state. Through education, outreach, and opportunity, GCDD is working