The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded, independent state agency that serves as a leading catalyst for systems change for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities. Through public policy initiatives, advocacy programs and community building, GCDD promotes and creates opportunities to enable persons with disabilities to live, work, play and worship as an integral part of society.
- Researching, analyzing and changing public policy;
- Promoting advocacy on behalf of the developmental disabilities community;
- Creating awareness around relevant issues;
- Funding and implementing programs;
- Adopting best practices that enhance our ability to deliver better results.
While the GCDD does not provide direct services, we often act as a convener for agencies, individuals, family members and supporters to develop coordinated public policy. Every day we strive to create what we refer to as “Real Communities” – opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to experience Real Homes, Real Careers, Real Learning, Real Influence and Real Supports.
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REAL COMMUNITIES • REAL HOMES • REAL CAREERS • REAL LEARNING • REAL SUPPORTS • REAL INFLUENCE