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 January, February and March, advocates attended three full-day sessions to learn more about policies impacting the disability community and how to advocate for their needs in a virtual world.
Three different Advocacy Days focused on policies affecting people with disabilities and brought together advocates from across the state to hear about the issues and work together to brainstorm actions they could take to advocate from home. Topics included home and community-based services (HCBS), inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) and competitive, integrated employment.
Additionally, GCDD is slated to host its inaugural Virtual Advocacy Awards Ceremony on April 15. The ceremony allows the council to celebrate all the hard work of the advocacy community during the 2021 legislative session. Stay tuned for a recap of the event and a list of honorees!