The Five Year Strategic Plan determines how the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) will allocate funding to create systems change for individuals with developmental disabilities and family members through advocacy and capacity building activities.
During the months of August and September, GCDD hosted listening sessions and focus groups to hear from people around the state about what issues mattered to them.
To make sure Georgians with disabilities, their family members, caregivers and community advocates shared what changes they’d like to see in Georgia, GCDD hosted three virtual townhalls; convened six focus groups; and opened a survey to collect detailed information from respondents.
So, what comes next?
With the feedback received, the council will now work to construct the Five Year Strategic Plan based on what we’ve learned from the community and our work to-date.
GCDD will analyze all the data gathered through focus groups, surveys and townhalls to decipher common themes. GCDD is excited about the powerful and intersectional experiences the community shared openly and candidly. After the review, the council will begin to craft goals across the domains of systems change, capacity building and advocacy where the council is charged with having impact.