Many Georgians associate the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) with serving or working only with the disability community in Metro Atlanta. To make sure that people with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families meet the Council and learn that it serves the entire state of Georgia, GCDD is launching its virtual road tour and campaign, “G is for Georgia!”
This new campaign will highlight the DD community and GCDD’s work throughout the state of Georgia in a fun, interactive way. The goal of the campaign will be to introduce the Council to Georgians with DD across the state and educate and inform them that GCDD is a go-to resource for education, advocacy and information when it comes to what impacts people with DD.
Kicking off on January 11, 2024, “G is for Georgia” will help the Council to connect, listen, inform and educate the community – and learn from individuals as well! The campaign will run for one year.
“We want to be in this loop of engagement with community members in terms of what are you hearing? What’s going on? What’s going well for you? What’s not going well? How would you want to shape our work? Tell us!,” writes D’Arcy Robb, executive director of GCDD, in the Viewpoint article of this edition of Making a Difference magazine.
“My hope is for people to understand how much we are tied to the community and constantly trying to get feedback, and making choices based on that feedback so we can put out resources and ways to be engaged,” she added.
What You Can Expect
Leading the tour will be the official tour guide Justin Gold, a student at Georgia State University’s IDEAL program, who will introduce our audience and share with them everything they can expect on the road.
Every Thursday, join us on our social media channels where we will be in a city near you! Visiting over 40 cities in the state, the campaign will introduce you to Council members, projects, partners, and individuals with DD who have been integral in advancing and advocating for policy for people with DD in Georgia.
And you can be a part of the campaign too!
“G is for Georgia” is a way for not only GCDD to connect to the community, but also for us to hear from you. Throughout our road trip, we want to encourage the disability community across the state to share their story and what matters to them.
Share your story through an easy-to-use Google Form so we can hear from and meet you through our road trip. And bring your friends! You may even be featured in our campaign!
It’s with your input and stories that we can build a better advocacy effort to serve all of Georgia.
How You Can Stay Engaged
There are many ways you can stay connected and engaged with GCDD before we even get to your city. Stay up to date on all DD news by signing up for our mailing list and get all the news you need to know in your email inbox.
For more information, visit www.gcdd.org.