Winter Issue 2020

2020 Advocacy Days Are Here!

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2020 Advocacy Days are Here!

December 15, 2019
Join the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) at the Georgia State Capitol in downtown Atlanta during the 2020 legislative session to learn about policies affecting people with disabilities, and join advocates from across the state in speaking with elected
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The Fight for Gracie’s Law

By Jennifer Bosk
December 15, 2019
As far as gender reveals go, this was a simple one. No cupcakes with pink or blue centers, no boxes of helium-filled balloons. Erin and David Nobles had agreed to a genetic test, suggested because of her late-age pregnancy, but

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Eric E. Jacobson
Executive Director, GCDD

Welcoming in the New Year

Hello, 2020! It seems like it was only yesterday when we were concerned about what would happen to our computers when the clock struck midnight of a new millennium in the year 2000.

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The Boys

By Shannon Turner
December 15, 2019
Everyone in their family, and most other people who know them, refer to Todd and Alan Schatten as “The Boys.” With an easy smile and an even easier manner, they are two of the nicest men you will ever meet.

Telling Our Stories

December 15, 2019
GCDD’s Storytelling Project paints a picture of the complex systems of support that enable people with developmental disabilities to live their best lives. Spanning Georgia’s 56 state senate districts, these stories feature at least one individual who resides in each

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